Mending Wall Questions and Answers
by Robert Frost

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Compare and contrast the point of view of the two neighbors in "Mending Wall." What are the two perspectives regarding the wall, and how are readers to understand them?

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In Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall,” the speaker begins by observing that nature itself seems to want to bring down the wall. Both frost and sunlight attack it to the point where it needs to be repaired every year. He shares this attitude himself, questioning why they need a wall between them. There are no cows to keep in or out and the borders between their properties are clear enough without a wall.

His neighbor, however, merely repeats his own father’s saying:...

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