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what is the setting of the story the interlopers

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sav-nigga | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM via web

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what is the setting of the story the interlopers

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 2, 2007 at 10:22 PM (Answer #1)

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The interlopers takes place on the border of two plots of land. It is described as being very steep and heavily wooded- essentially a piece of worthless land because nothing can be grown there and no one can build there. Ulrich and Georg both believe that this useless piece of land is part of his territory and so it has sparked a family feud that reaches across generations of each family. In the story we find the two out "hunting", but they are really looking to accidentally shoot the other because the land is described as not being good for hunting either. The whole story unfolds on this steep, heavily wooded hillside that divides these two regions of land, these two families, and these two men. 

More specifically the majority of the story takes place beneath the tree that has been struck by lightning that has pinned the two men down together, within reach of the other, but not close enough to do any damage, they are forced to speak about their situation.  

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johnnylott | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 18, 2010 at 3:05 AM (Answer #2)

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idk

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papertowels763 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM (Answer #3)

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It takes place in a forest somewhere on the eastern spurs of the Carpathians.

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