2 Fisherman Character Sketch

Aidan Schulmeister


18, September 2017

Mr. Barazuol


K “Smitty” Smith is a round character in the story, “Two Fisherman” written by Morley Callaghan. Smitty works as an executioner or “hangman” for a living. Smitty does not particularly enjoy this job, but does it because as Smitty says, “Someone’s got to do my job. There’s got to be a hangman” (Callaghan 2). However, Smitty has a very positive attitude with a talent of story telling; once Smitty begun to tell stories “They felt friendly again. The little man, who had an extraordinary gift for story, telling, … and moved around restlessly as if he wanted to get up in the boat and stride around for the sake of more expression” (Callaghan 2). Smitty’s biggest weakness is that he is very oblivious. Because of this, Mike Foster was able to get Smitty’s trust that he was his friend when really he was using him to make a great story to improve his track record.

One thought on “2 Fisherman Character Sketch

  1. Thank you for sharing this piece based on this character from the short story “Two Fishermen,” written by Morley Callaghan.

    I think that you did the following things quite well:
    – You do a great job pulling evidence that can serve as indicators of who the character truly is
    – You touch upon his character type as well (round character)

    I feel that we could improve on these areas for your next write:
    – Further develop your explanation of the character
    – Lead-ins need to be separated from the quotation by a comma to show division

    Thank you,

    Mr. Barazzuol

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