The concept of creativity can be defined as “Creativity is not more than the union of imagination with practicality, we can imagine something and by the practical we can carry out, using all our knowledge. Being creative means knowing how to combine the knowledge we have to develop something new and functional. For the purpose of this essay, I have chosen two literary works of different authors. These literary works include, “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Rhys and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the two literary works having the similar themes. The two literary works chosen for this paper are an ideal example of literary creativity.
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I Used to Live Here Once by Jean Rhys2
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost3
Main Themes in the two Literary Works4
Comparison and Contrast of Creativity and The Creative Process in two Literary Works
For the purpose of this essay, I have chosen two literary works of different authors. These literary works include, “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Rhys and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the two literary works having the similar themes.
To be creative, requires one to be a keen observer of the surroundings. Creativity is not a thing, which can be developed overnight, but it is the quality of thinking out of the box, in situations, where no other solution is available.
The American poet, Robert Frost in his poems “The Road Not taken”, depicted the dilemma faced by the travelers on their course of life. The second poem “I Used to Live Here Once” by Jean Rhys depicts that it can be very difficult to understand something when someone is perfectly sheltered from having interaction or association with certain people outside a prevailing culture. In both poems, the poets are in a critical situation where they have to choose the right path to follow.
I Used to Live Here Once by Jean Rhys
I Used to Live Here Once is a somewhat mysterious story of a woman who seems to be a ghost visiting her childhood home. The narrator follows the woman on her journey from a nearby river and down an old unfinished road that leads to the home where she grew up. Once she reaches the house, there are two young white children playing outside and the woman tries to tell them that she used to live there. The big question that the reader is left with at the end of the short story is why did not the children who were playing outside acknowledge that the woman was there? The woman seems to like children because in the story, she tries to talk to them, but they ignore her. This is probably because the woman does not realize that she is dead, but upon doing research on the author and her life, I found there could be many ...