The Interlopers Theme

What general theme does the story the interlopers focus on?Not the main message about life just a statement on the general theme. Thanks :)

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jarumi344 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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As with most texts, multiple themes are present.  Here are a few ...

1.  "Man is insignificant to nature."  This is apparent when two very powerful men are trapped under a tree and then are ultimately killed by a pack of wolves.

2.  "Holding a grudge benefits no one."  The grudge that the two men have against each other leads to their death.  If they had forgiven each other and moved on, neither would have died.

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juslena | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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not to waste time hating brcause it might be to late in the end;

exp: the 2 men spend their hole life time hating each other when they could have lived a happy peace ful life. but when they do becme friends its too late for them to start new cause nature has other plannings for them.


not to fight over nature

they had a feud over nature. who does that.

Fights of their fathers don't have to be theirs.

soo the fight of the 2 mens fathers didnt have to be theirs. they didnt have to carry on the feud. they could have just ended it.

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lovepoops | eNotes Newbie

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The things that they are saying are morals, not themes. Maybe a good theme is enmity, which is the state of being actively opposed to someone.

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