Would the speaker in "The Road Not Taken" agree with Jacques' statement from As You Like It that "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players"? Why or why not?

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This is an interpretative question and, ironically but perhaps fittingly, the speaker of The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost would probably both agree and disagree with Jacques' well-known, well-loved and often repeated and paraphrased monologue from Act II, scene vii, lines 140-166 of As You Like It by William Shakespeare which begins "All the world's a stage..." Frost's poem deals with how making a choice has the potential to be life-changing. It is because of this need to make a choice that the narrator agonizes over his decision, worrying more about what he might have lost in NOT choosing one path rather than concentrating on the benefits of the path he does choose. So to ask him whether he would agree with Jacques' statement would definitely create a conundrum for him.  

In the play, Jacques is forever...

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