Frost’s “Mending Wall” vs. Floyd’s “The Wall”

From Robert Frost’s Mending Wall to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall, humankind erects and maintains genuine and symbolic barriers to defend and defend opposing stances, beliefs and territories. Despite the fact that each “wall” is distinct they serve the similar goal and both Frost and Floyd oppose them. Robert Frost’s Mending Wall is a very common poem. This poem consists of two characters: the narrator and his neighbor. In this poem the two neighbors are mending a stone wall that separates their house. The wall mending has been a pastime of the neighbors for a lot of years and happens each and every spring. Over the winter the wall has fallen victim to both hunters and the frozen ground and, consequently, includes gaps that ought to be filled.

In the poem the narrator questions the sense of even mending the wall . He concludes that neither of the farms include animals, only trees, which would be adequate of a boundary. There is no physical need for the wall, so why go by way of the problems of fixing it each and every year for no apparent reason. Although the narrator is proper the ignorant neighbor insists that they mend the wall by saying “Superior fences make good neighbors.”(Frost) The neighbor repeats this saying while he doesn’t know why the wall is necessary nor does he know why it will make them superior neighbors . Frost is criticizing the ignorance of the neighbor here. Mending Wall, though it does not appear it on the surface, almost parallels to a well-liked Pink Floyd song, One more Brick in the Wall. The speakers of the song are students and the poem is directed towards teachers. In this song, as in Mending Wall, a barrier is discussed, but this time it is a phsycological barrier as an alternative of a physical one. This barrier has been place up by society and is getting built up by the teachers. The students are calling out against this developing up of the wall.

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