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The Characterization of the Speaker in Two Tramps in Mud Time The speaker of Robert Frosts poem Two Tramps in Mud Time can be characterized as a passionate wary suspicious insecure and rational and logical person who is intolerant of interference in his work There is evidence present in the text that supports these characteristics The speaker is shown as a person who enjoys doing his job and works really hard at it He realizes that another person needs his job more than he does but he still stands up for his belief that work can only be done effectively if it is done with enjoyment The character of the speaker in the poem is described as very inconsistent and it changes from being intolerant in the beginning to rational and considerate towards the end These and some other points lead me to believe in the above listed characteristics of the speaker and I will make them more clear further down in the paper The speaker is characterized as a person who enjoys doing his job and is intolerant of any interference in his work The speaker is shown as a person who splits wood as a hobby and really enjoys it This poem was published in 1936 which was the heart of the economic depression and due to which a lot of people were out of work and looking for jobs Similarly when two out of work lumberjacks approach the speaker he presumes that they are trying to steal his job from him When the lumberjacks try to distract him from his aim he becomes sure of the fact that they want to take his job from him which makes him very annoyed and angry The lines And one of them put me off my aim By hailing cheerily Hit them hard show that even when the lumberjacks are harmlessly commenting of his work it puts him off his aim because he thinks
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