What did each of the six characters fail to do in James Patrick Kinney’s poem ‘The Cold Within’?
By not sharing their logs when the dying fire needed it to keep them alive in the bitter cold, each of the six persons in ‘The Cold Within’ failed to appreciate one another due to narrow discriminatory attitude based on caste, class, race, religion and so on. They failed to realize the truth that men cannot live alone. They failed to enlighten their hearts even when death was nearing them. That eventually meant they failed in their purpose of life.