Call of the Wild

The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

Whose position about Silas do you agree with, Mary's or Warren's? Why?

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Mary pleads with her husband, Warren, to take back a former farmhand who has always disappointed him. The farmhand, Silas, is very ill, and Mary is convinced that he has returned to the farm to die. Mary’s compassionate urging eventually convinces him, but when Warren goes to get Silas, he is already dead. I would be inclined to agree with Mary. She is showing compassion and empathy, both qualities that are in short supply in this world. It is much easier to be angry than to forgive but, in the end, compassion heals the hearts of everyone involved.