Question: Who Was The Last Man In The Group And What Were His Thoughts?

What does the last man in the poem The cold within portray?

Answer.

The last man was a normal man and had no problem with anyone.

He just wanted at least one of the other five members to sacrifice their log of wood to continue the fire but none of them did so and so he also did not put his log in the fire..

What message does the poem The cold within convey?

In the poem, The Cold Within the poet James Patrick Kinney has a strong message for mankind. The message that he is trying to convey is that if we selfishly hold on to the world’s resources, and the wealth that it has to offer, if we persist in discriminating on grounds of race, religion and caste then we are lost.

Why does the poet call the group forlorn?

he called the group forlorn because everyone hold a prejudice or discrimination against each other. They met happenstance in the cold weather. each one of them had a log of wood as a fuel for the dying fire.

What killed the six humans?

According to James Patrick Kenney’s poem all the six people died due to cold. But the actual reason was that they died because of “the cold within” — the lack of warm of human spirit in their heart – which brought their death in the end.

Why did the black man refuse to use his stick of wood What did his face reveal?

Why did the black man refuse to use his stick of wood? Answer: The black man saw his stick as a means to take revenge from the white man and so did not gove his stick.

What message does the poem convey?

The poem tells us about all the stages faced by we humans. It tell how we grow bigger from a very small age. The poem is about the life that we face as humans from a very little child till the time we die. The poet wants to tell that this world is a creation of god and we humans are just little players.

What type of this last man was?

Explanation: The last man was a normal man and had no problem with anyone. He just wanted at least one of the other five members to sacrifice their log of wood to continue the fire but none of them did so and so he also did not put his log in the fire.

What game is the poet referring to while mentioning the last man in the group?

What game is the poet referring to? Here the ‘game’ is a metaphor for the life’s game or journey of life. The last man in the poem is a kind of selfish man who gives something only to one who can give him something in return. This is the attitude he showed all his life.

What were the prejudices in the mind of the poor man and the rich man?

In Kinney’s poem ‘The Cold Within’ the poor has prejudice against the rich. He thinks that the rich are idle and he should not use his log to warm the idle rich. Again, the rich man is similarly prejudiced against the poor. He thinks that the poor are lazy and shiftless.

Is the last man any different from the earlier five?

But still, the last man is quite different from the previous five people mentioned in the poem. While the earlier men were having prejudice and discrimination against a particular group who contrast with them in terms of social class, religious faith or colour, the last man was not prejudiced.

Why did he not help the poor man?

Answer: He decided, not to help the poor man as he felt that the poor did not deserve to survive, they were lazy and shiftless. The rich man actually had the sins of greed and stinginess within him.

What proof of human sin is being referred to in the poem The cold within?

There logs held tight in death’s still hands, this was the proof of human sin they not die because of the cold outside they die due to the cold within.