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Analysis and comments on The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

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Comment 28 of 558, added on August 28th, 2011 at 3:19 AM.

The hired man returned home to die but he died in isolation.So this poem
deals about isolation of the indivduals.

geeta sapkota from Nepal
Comment 27 of 558, added on June 16th, 2011 at 12:38 AM.

The poem is good . It tells us that we should not disappoint anyone for
everytime because of the mistake done by him in past . That mistake might
be done mistakely and man changes with changing time . We should respect
everyone and it does not matter that which type of person he is.

Somanshu Singla from India
Comment 26 of 558, added on January 10th, 2011 at 4:17 AM.

the poem talks about a farmer and his wife whom they have a hired man that
works in their farm . this man is now tired and cannot work any more. he
has a brother who works in an a bank . and the farmer tells his wife that
his brother should help him not we .

seeemo from Sweden
Comment 25 of 558, added on December 13th, 2010 at 1:55 AM.

This poem is good. It teaches us that we should not judge someone solely by
what he did in the past. We must respect him although he has done a mistake
because he might have done that mistake accidentally or perhaps he had a
strong reason that forced him to do that mistake. Overall, I do appreciate
this poem because of the life values that it contains.

Hady Gunawan from Indonesia
Comment 24 of 558, added on July 20th, 2010 at 1:42 AM.

This poem is very much wonderful.It has been thought, diction & human

SOUREN CHAKMA from Bangladesh
Comment 23 of 558, added on January 18th, 2010 at 5:04 PM.

What do you care what Robert Frost thinks anyway, TJ? Isn't he "trying to
poison our minds"?
Please, don't answer that question. In fact, it would be better for
everyone if you just stayed away from this site altogether.

Comment 22 of 558, added on January 18th, 2010 at 4:53 PM.

I really enjoyed the poem, but TJ Cusack, you really need to tale a chill
pill. I agree with RC on this. Those comments were really inapropriate.

Luke from United States
Comment 21 of 558, added on July 8th, 2009 at 1:03 AM.

This is a highly philosophic poem of Frost.I think it shows the values of
the suppressed human in this world.it also represents the selfishness of
human character which Warren shows towards Silas Specially when he says
''home is the place, where when you have to go there,they have to take you
in''By this comment he says that Silas is only the hired man nothing more
.But poor Silas didnt think so he preferred Mary's house than his Banker
brothers house.He tried to help warren with haying season till the last
monent his life

SADIA AKTER from Bangladesh
Comment 20 of 558, added on November 12th, 2008 at 3:46 PM.

2 years later:
I believe that it is unfortunate that this website allows philistines, like
RC, to make ridiculous comments. It is also unfortunate that RC does not
even know how to spell "troglodytic". RC you are a dumb ass!

Robert Frost would be ashamed...

TJ Cusack from United States
Comment 19 of 558, added on November 3rd, 2008 at 2:57 AM.

Mary, a firm wife, is waiting for her husband Warren. In this poem, we find
a dramatic description of Mary’s attitude towards Silas. She appears to be
very kind human being. She has pure sympathy for their servant Silas.
Warren return and Mary presents news that Silas has just returned home. But
warren becomes because of this information. Warren is frustrated because of
his past experience. Because, during haying season, Silas quit his job and
left Mary and warren. For that reason, warren does not want to take him
back. But Mary requests to her husband to show kindness to their servant
Silas. But warren is rather harsh and unforgiving towards Silas and does
not to take him back in service. But we see the optimistic attitude of
Mary. She tries to convince warren. She says that Silas is now powerless to
move because of his age. He has fallen asleep beside the stove. But
warren’s tone is almost sarcastic. But Mary is still trying to convince
warren. Now she presents Silas’s good qualities. Mary makes a difference
between Silas and Harold Wilson. We the reader find a conflict between
Harold Wilson and Silas. Silas did not support the study. Silas loves the
works more than study. When warren thought about the difference, then he
becomes softer. But he again becomes strong and decides not to take Silas
back. Mary tells warren that Silas has come home to die. At that time her
husband smiles at the word ‘home’. Warren says,
‘Home is the place where, when you have to go there
They have to take you in.’
Warren wants to say that he is nobody to us. So, we must not take him. He
is a hired man, nothing more. Now Mary presents the relation between Silas
and his banker brother. Mary says that Silas prefers Mary’s home more than
his banker brother’s home.
At last, warren becomes softer towards Silas. But Silas was far from all
those things.

Yeamin Ibrahim from Bangladesh

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Poet: Robert Frost
Poem: 2. The Death of the Hired Man
Volume: North of Boston
Year: 1914
Added: Feb 1 2004
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