Who among the men was an opportunist? How can you say so?

QuestionsWho among the men was an opportunist? How can you say so?
amit asked 3 years ago

Which man in the gathering was an opportunist in James Kinney’s poem The Cold Within? How do we know that?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 3 years ago

The sixth and the last man in the gathering was an opportunist. As the poet puts it:

The last man of this forlorn group
Did nought except for gain.
Giving only to those who gave
Was how he played the game.

Though this man apparently had no prejudice against anyone, he did not give anything without making a gain for himself. His motto was to give something only in return of something. That is why he did not share his wood. So, evidently, he was an opportunist.


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megha answered 3 years ago

the last man…………..


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Ishika jain answered 2 years ago

The last man in the group was opportunist. Though did not suffer from any kind of prejudice, he lacked generosity. He did nothing except for gain. So he was an opportunist.


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Sparsh Mandhana answered 2 years ago

The last man in the group was an opportunist. Since no one else decided to give up their stick of wood he also kept his stick with him. In fact he did nothing except for gain


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Kankshi Shah answered 2 months ago

The last man of the forlorn group was the opportunist. He did nothing unless he got something in return for his benefit. He was selfish because when no one else had given their stick, he would also keep his stick with him. So he was an opportunist.


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Ebrahim Jamali answered 2 months ago

The black man too can be an opportunist. As the poem clearly mentions that all he saw in his log of wood was a chance to spite the white. He can be termed as an opportunist as he picked the chance to spite right when he could


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Safa Suleman answered 1 month ago

The black man is referred as the ‘opportunist’ as he was in full pledge to take his revenge sitting among the white, hence it seems that he has been waiting for an opportunity to spite the white or make them suffer. Moreover it is a revenge against racial discrimination taken by him.


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