Frost’s “Mending Wall” applied to the Erection of the Berlin Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTglCBLomXA&feature=related

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One thought on “Frost’s “Mending Wall” applied to the Erection of the Berlin Wall

  1. I like this video because it gives me an idea of what Robert Frost was really like by listening to him read his own poem. The video has a lot of powerful images but the one that gets me is when the boys are playing ball and their ball goes over the fence; the camera cuts to a young boy’s face as the words “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” are recited. This tells me the boy probably thinks he will never get to know the world that lingers beyond the wall. Fortunately, the Berlin Wall was destroyed in 1989. I believe Frost was trying to describe how people build barriers in their minds in order to keep other people out and because they are afraid to venture outside of their comfort zone. The Berlin Wall is a good physical interpretation that I never would have thought of.
    Erika K.

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