Thursday, April 06, 2006

Nothing Gold Can Stay

In this poem, I think Robert Frost is not only talking about the loss of innocence of Adam and Eve when they ate the forbidden fruit and were cast from Eden. In class we talked about modern poems and writing dealing with disillusionment, and I think this poem is a good example of that. When people find something good in life, they see its beauty, but often times take it for granted. Almost inevitably, though, the "golden" things in life are lost sometime or another, and it often leaves people wondering how they could have taken something so great for granted. I think this shows the disillusionment of Adam and Eve as well. They took the garden of Eden for granted after a while, and thought that God would forgive them for eating the fruit. Adam forgot his warning and gave in to temptation.


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