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From Robert Frosts Mending Wall to Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall humankind erects and maintains real and symbolic barriers to protect and defend opposing stances beliefs and territories Although each wall is different they serve the same purpose and both Frost and Floyd oppose them Robert Frosts Mending Wall is a very popular 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 property The wall mending has been a pastime of the neighbors for many years and occurs every spring Over the winter the wall has fallen victim to both hunters and the frozen ground and therefore contains gaps that must be filled In the poem the narrator questions the sense of even mending the wall He concludes that neither of the farms contain animals only trees which would be enough of a boundary There is no physical need for the wall so why go through the trouble of fixing it every year for no apparent reason Although the narrator is right the ignorant neighbor insists that they mend the wall by saying Good fences make good neighborsFrost The neighbor repeats this saying although he doesnt know why the wall is necessary nor does he know why it will make them better neighbors Frost is criticizing the ignorance of the neighbor here Mending Wall although it doesnt appear it on the surface almost parallels to a popular Pink Floyd song Another 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 instead of a physical one This barrier has been put up by society and is being built up by the teachers The students are calling out against this building up of the wall As
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