Compare the two characters in the story "The Interlopers". How do they share similar experiences in the story?

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mattbuckley eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Both Ulrich and Georg have grown up under the cloud of this hatred. They were both raised in the shadow of this long lasting feud. They both want nothing more than to see the other dead. They play perfect character parallels in this story because of their similarities. This is done very well to make his point as they feel such hatred for each other. The are both the heads of their respected families and both feel that they are completely justified in laying claim to this disputed piece of territory that borders their land. They end up trapped together under a tree and ending the feud. They decide that the will put away all the hate and be friends. Through this, they have both gone on the same emotional journey through this story; they moved from pure hatred to friendship.

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