Can you give any ideas for a conclusion. My question is Explore the ways the writer’s present choices in the Poem "The Road Not Taken" and the play MacbethHere is what I have written: In...

Can you give any ideas for a conclusion. My question is

Explore the ways the writer’s present choices in the

Poem "The Road Not Taken" and the play Macbeth

Here is what I have written:

In conclusion, the ways in which the authors present choice are widely varied and distinctive yet both highly effective. In Macbeth, Shakespeare has told the tragic story of an ageless hero and his fall from grace to the deep well of evil he becomes. Whereas in the Road Not Taken," Frost’s reflective poem tells a sorrowful, ironic and sarcastic overview of someone’s life.

Asked on by blorange16

1 Answer | Add Yours

Top Answer

mwestwood's profile pic

mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted on

Without having read your essay, it is almost impossible to know how this conclusion should be phrased since a conclusion is a rewording of the thesis statement and a summation of the main points of an essay. The conclusion should, above all, give a sense of finality to the essay.

However, from having read what has been written above, it appears that your essay has been written as one of comparison/contrast between the ways in which Macbeth and the speaker of Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" have dealt with choice.  While Frost's speaker has been plagued by ambivalence, Macbeth is driven by his "vaulting ambition."  With this in mind, then, you may want to begin with the last sentence that you have written and modify it.  For example, you could write,

Whereas Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" relates a man's sorrowful reflection on his ambivalence regarding his choices in life, Shakespeare's Macbeth tells the tale of a man driven by a commitment to his "vaulting ambition."  Thus, the presentation of choices in these two works has been distinctively varied as Macbeth----------while "The Road Not Taken" [here summarize the main points you have made.]  Then write a "clincher" finishing sentence or two which leave not doubt in the reader's mind that the essay has reached its end.  Rather than using "in conclusion" it is more effective to use words such as clearly or certainly or indeed.  e.g. Clearly, the manner in which one makes choices is one that determines one's life.

 

We’ve answered 318,915 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question