Character Sketch – Two Fishermen

K. Smith, is a character from the short story to fisherman by Morley Callaghan. He is

also known as Smitty. He is a simple, shy person who wants very little from other

people; however many people choose not to talk to him because he is a hangman. The

town reporter, Michael Foster, approaches Smitty to get information for his article.

Michael soon discovers that Smitty is misunderstood, and people give him a quick

judgment. Smitty thinks, “Somebody’s got to do my job. There’s got to be a hangman.”

(Callaghan 2) he is detached from his job; Smitty prefers to, “… never read about them.”

Because it would make the job too hard for him (Callaghan 2). K. Smith, is a

misunderstood character who has simple beliefs and a simple life, but many people

would rather judge him then get to know him.

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