Rationalization. Consider Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” A common (mis)interpretation of the poem is that it’s about taking the nontraditional path. However, it seems to be more about a poem about rationalizing one’s actions, as described in the video below. After reviewing the video, comment on this tendency of humans to rationalize actions. Why would this narrator tell a story where he/she clearly alters events?
Ithaca College. (2008, Feb. 29). Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5140uJOUDE.