If you do not go through it is possible to live worthily to maintain your attitudes to hold your position to die bravely but much will blind you, much will evade you, at what cost who knows?
It also urges him to be confident and determined about his choice. However, in the end she paints the plain view that neither of the choices guarantee anything. She tells them that they will get the opportunity to die bravely in their homelands.
And that is a choice, for us all, whether in poetry or in life.And that is a choice, for us all, whether in poetry or in life. Rich 's essential goal is to remember your families and origins. The prospect of moving to a new, and perhaps more developed country might appeal to many. However, he must analyse the possible outcomes of his actions. While they might miss what a better country has to offer, they will be able to hold on to their traditions, culture and morals. I believe "The door makes no promises" means nobody is going to promise you that you are going to have a wonderful, joyous life in the new country, and it is only a door, to go through or not to go through. Not to grasp what might have been grasped.
Maria De Los Angeles. The poet is talking to her Jewish community telling them if you leave your country, don 't forget what happened and if you decide not to go through the door you can still live a fulfilled life.
You can stay defensive and uninformed, maintaining your old thinking.
Metaphor A door is used as an extended metaphor throughout the poem. Under the barrage of brute violence, numbing indifference, trivialization, shallowness, that we endure. The outcomes cannot be predicted before the individual makes his choice.
Going to another country or going through "the door" there are no guarantees, but that it is an option, "it is only a door.