Hunters in the Snow
“Hunters in the Snow” is a fiction story written by Tobias Wolf which was published in 1981. The story is about three men, Tub, Frank and Kenny, who decided to take a trip to the woods for hunting. But as the story develops, it revealed and gave us an impression of who the characters are. In the story, the author used indirect presentation in telling the story and in describing his characters. For that, he gave us an image and an explanation of the characters through their actions and not by telling us directly who they are, so the author left us wondering as to their true nature. The above three characters were distinctly described in the theme.
The main protagonist in the story is Tub, a well-rounded character who appeared in the entire story from the begging till the end. His name Tub gives an impression of him of being overweight which was also clear when the author said “He ate both the sandwiches and half the cookies, taking his own sweet time.”(191). Also, as the story goes along, Tub appeared to be the antagonist who Frank and Kenny teamed up against making him out to be a follower and a victim for both Frank and Kenny. Tub in the story appeared to be married, but toward the end, the story revealed that he was a cheater and a liar. But the worst scenario that Tub went through in the story was committing murder and taking the responsibility of shooting Kenny. Tub in the story also appeared to be a developing character who went through different stages – for instance being a victim in one scene and then being a murder in another.
The second protagonist in the story is Frank .Frank was a static character who did not change his appearance throughout the entire story. He remained the same mean guy who always gave objections throughout their journey. His name “Frank” means truth, which suited his character in the story; he was always honest in what he said and what he did. But at one moment to...