The Outcasts of Poker Flat Questions and Answers
by Bret Harte

The Outcasts of Poker Flat book cover
Start Your Free Trial

Who is the most admirable in Bret Harte's "The Outcasts of Poker Flat"?  

Expert Answers info

wes-smith eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write23 answers

starTop subject is Literature

Several of the characters could be considered the most admirable in the story. It could be argued that Oakhurst is the most admirable because of his "philosophical calmness." Oakhurst has the foresight to know that they should not camp for the night but should instead keep moving. Unlike the others, Oakhurst does not drink. Oakhurst also places provisions outside of the tent and sends Tommy to get help; thus he is thinking of others. Although...

(The entire section contains 237 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial