Mendin wall

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Walls Have Two In Robert Frost's "Mending Wall," he shows a man views about a wall. The man names both pros and cons of having the wall. He also hints at how a wall might affect a particular society. The poem is a conversation between two neighbors on either side of a wall. The main speaker's conversation shows his views about the purpose of the wall, and it's effectiveness to either bring people together, or it's tendency to separate them.

The main speaker's conversation shows his feelings about the purpose of the wall. His monotonous feeling toward mending the wall shows his reluctance to having the wall. In his conversation he explains that there is no need for a wall because, "My apple trees will never get across and eat the cones under his pines" (25). Since the speaker can find no reason for the wall he questions his neighbor on it's purpose.

And the other speaker can only answer with, "Good fences make good neighbors" (27). With this answer the main speaker considers the fact that the wall must have no real purpose. Since the wall is not "walling" anything in or "walling" anything out (33).

Though the speaker sees the wall as having no purpose, he does name at least one good thing about it. The thing that he views as being good about the wall is it's Moody 2 effectiveness to bring people together. Perhaps if it were not for the wall the two neighbors would not have a reason to be together. But since the wall needs repairing every spring the two neighbors have reason to be together. Though the two don't speak much about meaningful things they are still together. And maybe this is why the second speaker thinks that "Good fences make...