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Unformatted text preview: The Road Less Traveled By Robert Frost The existentialist's anxiety arises from the fact that a choice for one road turns out to be a choice against another road. This is true of all choices in life, and is not limited to choices between two inanimate objects. Often times once a choice is made there is no turning back, one has to live with their decisions and can only change their path by actively participating in their life decisions. The road fork is held true for all facets of life and is a metaphor for choices in general. Everyday people are faced with choices, the actions and reactions of these choices are what mold and shape the person into what they are, their identity. Their identity is directly based off of the choices each person makes. The early existentialist philosophers tried to forge all choices into dichotomies, or two distinct often contradictory paths. In life we often choose between many alternatives. The choices are not just which of “two roads” but rather a choice of between many alternatives....
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- Spring '08
- English, 2002 albums, Philosophy of life