Call of the Wild

The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

Suppose Silas had not died at the end of the poem. Do you think Mary would have been able to talk Warren into letting him stay? Why or why not?

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I don't think Warren is a bad man. Had Warren seen the extent of Silas's illness he would no doubt have been more compassionate. Marry was the only one who had seen Silas huddled against a small stove in a barn. Silas only wanted to fulfill his obligation both to Warren and the community. Had Silas lived, I think Mary would have instilled a sense of Christian forgiveness within her husband. I think Silas and Warren would have better understood each other through the help of Mary and Silas could have stayed.