Which man in the gathering was an opportunist in James Kinney’s poem The Cold Within? How do we know that?
The sixth and the last man in the gathering was an opportunist. As the poet puts it:
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.
the last man…………..
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.
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
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.
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
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.