"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."" (Frost) This part of Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken- talks about a man's decision in life. He must choose between two "roads- in his path. He chooses the path that, according to him, that many people have not traveled. This decision has changed his life. This is similar to Tom Wingo in "The Prince of Tides,"" by Pat Conroy, and Mr. Das in "Diamond Dust,"" by Anita Desai. Tom Wingo must choose between his wife, Sally, and his sister's physiologist, Lowenstein. Mr. Das also has to make a decision, but his in not for his wife. He must choose weather to give up on his dog or keep looking for him.
Tom seems to be worried about his decision to go back to his wife. This was pointed out by his whispering "Lowenstein, Lowenstein."" (Conroy 664) Throughout the novel, Tom falls for his sister's physiologist, while still being married to his wife. When he talks to his wife he does not tell her at first what is going on, due to his shamefulness of the situation and fear over hurting his wife. He finally tells her after she tells of her affair. This decision proves that every decision can change what happens in your life. Tom thinks that his wife no longer loves him; therefore, proceeds to take Lowenstein out to dinner and gives his heart to her. Tom falls in love with New York City while he is there trying to help Savannah; he thinks this is where he wants to spend the rest of his life. Little does he know that if he had stuck with that decision he would have possibly ruined his life. When he changes his mind to go back to see his wife and to win her heart back he ends up not only with Sally but also with his teaching job and his coaching job back. This decision proves that every decision can change what happens in your life. If Tom had stayed in New York City, he would never have received the change to get these jobs back, which is his overwhelming desire.