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At the beginning of "The Interlopers," what is Ulrich's wish? Does it come true? What's ironic about this?

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Ulrich's wish is to meet Georg in a deserted spot in the forest and end Georg's life. Half of his wish comes true, as he does indeed meet Georg "man to man" and "face to face." He does not kill him, though. The irony is that (1) while Georg loathes interference from interlopers, he encounters interlopers originating in the forest and that (2) while both men want to kill each other, they are crushed by the forest and confronted with killers from the forest.

What Is Ulrich's Wish?

On this night of violent storm and disturbed creatures in the "forest lands of Gradwitz," Ulrich von Gradwitz stood guarding against the poacher Georg Znaeym. Georg is the son of a poacher who was the son of a poacher who disputed the legal ownership of the forest lands and took his dispute to the "Courts" to be settled by a "famous lawsuit." The Znaeym family never "acquiesced in the judgment of the Courts," and the courts were the original interlopers in the conflict over the forest, the first "cursed interlopers...

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