During this semester, we have talked a lot about language, perspective, rhythm, rhyme, flow, and various other elements and techniques used by Poets, Playwrights, and prose writers from Shakespeare to Miller to Langston Hughes. In this final assignment, I will find a link between the two pieces of literature, "The Road Not Taken", a poem by Robert Frost and "Little Things are Big", taken from a memoir by Jesus Colon. Also I will take the link from these two pieces of literature and relate it to the other things we have read this semester, including, Othello; William Shakespeare, The Crucible; Arthur Miller, and The Great Gatsby; F. Scott Fitzgerald.
In "The Road not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Little Things are Big", taken from a memoir by Jesus Colon both have similar themes. The theme being, Choices we have and choices we make. Frost states "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood; Line 1, this let's the reader know that there is the option of having choices. The speaker is faced with two choices. We face at least two choices when we have to make a decision. "long I stood / And looked down one as far as I could / To where it bent in the undergrowth (3-5) is giving the sense that decision, especially important ones, take time. We anticipate what will happen if we make a certain decision. We would like to do everything but we can't, also "one traveler" (3) is stating that we can only do one thing at a time. Making a decision is very tough because we worry about whether we make the right choice as stated in line 6. While choices may seem the same, we convince ourselves that our choice is the best choice. Lines 19-20 state, "I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference is basically saying that we justify our decision again, long after we make them. We hope that our choice is the best possible decision. In the Memoir, "Little Things Are Big" by Jesus Colon, Colon demonstrates prejudice by assuming the woman would be afraid of him and prejudiced against him if he offered to help her.