There are two men, which have the great difference. Michael, a town repeater who is tall and eager. The other is Smith, a very small fellow who has a appalling occupation called hangman. In the story ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°two fishermenÃÂ¡ÃÂ± by Morley Callaghan, the author sets these two people on one boat at the beginning; I think his intent is to make a opportunity to let these two strangers having a conversation in order to give us a initial impression about the main characters.
Smith, in many ways attracts our attention. Although he is a mild, harmless looking little guy, he performs a very difficult job (hanging) without shame. ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°SomebodyÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s got to do my job. ThereÃÂ¡ÃÂ®s got to be a hangmanÃÂ¡ÃÂ± ÃÂ¡ÃÂ° the job hasnÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯t been so disagreeableÃÂ¡ÃÂ±. From the quotation we see that Smith loves his job no matter how other people say about it. Michael, however, he doesnÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯t appreciate his own job very much even itÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s a nice one.
ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°But itÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s nothing like a first-class city paper and I donÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯t expect to be working on it long. I want to get a reporterÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s job on a city paper.ÃÂ¡ÃÂ± Michael, on the other hand is kind of discrimination against SmithÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s job. ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°If you took another job, you and your wife could probably go fishing together.ÃÂ¡ÃÂ± ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°I just meant that if it was such disagreeable work, Smitty.ÃÂ¡ÃÂ± As we see here, MichaelÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s attitude toward to SmittyÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯s job could relate to our real life. In our society, there are many difficult jobs. People donÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯t like them because they are dirty or dangerous, but if we donÃÂ¡ÃÂ¯t go to do, then who will do them for us? As a victim, Smith in the end is almost killed by the angry crowd. ÃÂ¡ÃÂ°One small stone hit him on the head.