由詹姆斯·怀特的诗钩是关于两个男人通过发生在寒冷的环境困难的时候去，就像他们的生活。他们都拥有以及共同和许多差异很多东西。这个年轻人被看作是这首诗和苏更多的乐观悲观，甚至有许多苦难，他通过在他的一生了。年轻人和苏都有非常不同的生活方式，但究竟是什么詹姆斯莱特试图与苏，年轻人证明？这首诗有两个重要的角色，苏和其他年轻男子，均具有非常不同的故事告诉读者。在这首诗有具有与显著其他问题的年轻人，在冷落，远离家乡，什么也没有，但是在他的背上的衣服。当他等待公交车，年轻的苏接近了他关于总线。这位年轻的苏族在这个故事是一个温柔善良的人在他身后的许多故事;他有许多伤痕，一只手一勾，并没有在他的生活中公平对待。詹姆斯莱特试图证明这一点，说明它可能永远是比你拥有它更糟糕。 The young man immediately ask him what they did to his hand, he replied the woman did it. The Sioux then gives him money to take a bus home, even though he doesn’t have much. In those days, Sioux were almost at the bottom on how they were treated. Even though he was treated terribly, didn’t have much, had a hook for a hand, he was still positive and knew it could always be worse and that it could only get better from then on. As the poem begins to close the young man begins to realize that what he has is not as bad as he may think it is. He says, “Did you ever feel a man hold sixty-five cents in a hook, and place it gently in your freezing hand”. He feels guilt for thinking he has it so bad, as a gentle mistreated man gives him money to get home. He also begins to feel very thankful that he can even feel the freezing air on his...