Relating Two Poems

The Journey is more important than the destination. To what extent do you agree to this statement?

Journeys are said to be the concrete representation of life.   Journeys enable the traveler to experience challenges and obstacles allowing them to gain a better understanding about themselves and the world they live in. The importance of seeing change and progress within the persona through the challenges and obstacles they face, are far greater than the destination it does not challenge the traveler but simply shows the effect of it.   This is reflected in ‘The Road Not Taken’ a poem written by Robert Frost, ‘Journey to the Interior’ and a poem written by the Margret Atwood. Although these texts differ in many aspects, all two texts invite the responder to connect and relate to the idea of exploration and the way physical world effect journeys within supporting significance of the journeys. It allows the individual to experience challenges and obstacles to obtain understanding on who they are therefore journeys are more important than the destination.
Challenges and obstacles in journeys are capable of allowing the traveler to explore the nature of choice and where it leads to. In ‘The Road Not Taken’, Robert Frost focuses on the way individuals establish their choices in life for what lies ahead. We start to realize the importance of choices as we become aware of our future as ‘Two roads diverged into the yellow wood’.   The persona has reached the fork in the road in which he/she faces difficulty deciding on which road to take as Frost quotes‘…long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent into the undergrowth’. This obstacle also implies how the persona is peering into the future as far as they can but predicting the future is virtually a guessing game. ‘The Road Not Taken’ suggests that the only way to see what’s beyond the ‘the undergrowth’ is to keep walking. The realization that once entering too far into the void, and ‘…knowing how way...