On the other hand, the theme unfolded differently in these three literary pieces. First, Robert Frost in his “The Road Less Taken” hinted in his poem that the character would be going through a journey. And since he used the first person character, which was “I” it was easier to imagine him as the one who is going through the journey. On the contrary, the short story “A Worn Path” was written in third person, or “she”. But based on the author’s presentation, I readily imagined an alone woman as the character in the story. I was able to confirm this, because of a certain part in the story where the woman was talking to animals as she was walking like “Out of my way, all you foxes, owls, and beetles”. Because of this characterization, I easily felt solitude in the story. The part where the woman was depicted to be walking uphill is a representation of her struggles in her journey. It is literally hard to walk in an uphill, and considering the woman’s age, it would be even more exhausting for her to reach her destination. This part merely suggests the hard life that the woman is currently living. It is inevitable for the reader to... [continues]
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