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The Interlopers

I would argue that the main theme of "The Interlopers" is the futility of conflict. Ulrich and Georg are waging a battle over a piece of land that their families have been fighting about for...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020 3:10 pm UTC

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The first poster covered the definition and three possible interlopers in the story. However, I would argue that Georg and Ulrich are interlopers themselves. Represented in the external conflict of...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2009 1:55 am UTC

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What is unexpected and ironic about the ending is that the men are fighting each other, but they both end up fighting wolves. This is situational irony. “The Interlopers” is a fable about two men...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2014 4:04 am UTC

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The word interlopers is itself used as a form of foreshadowing in "The Interlopers." It is mentioned twice by Georg Znaeym, first when the two men are enemies and Georg wants to fight Ulrich with...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2020 2:00 pm UTC

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In "The Interlopers," the natural setting is everything because the entire conflict upon which the story is built is based on the rightful ownership of a feud between the von Gradwitz and Znaeym...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 10:49 am UTC

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The two main conflicts in the story are man against man and man against nature. Specifically, the first conflict is Ulrich against Georg. Ulrich legally owns the land that once, three generations...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 6:06 am UTC

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The ending of “The Interlopers” provides an excellent example of situational irony (when the result of a situation is different from what you expect the result to be). In the story, Ulrich and...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018 10:48 pm UTC

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There are both external conflicts and internal conflicts in "The Interlopers." External conflicts: Ulrich von Gradwitz patrols a narrow strip of woodland where there is much game, the strip of land...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2017 5:27 am UTC

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The feud is caused by an old land dispute between the Gradwitz and Znaeym families. As the other educator pointed out, the feud is inherited by the succeeding generations of both families. The land...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2017 5:41 pm UTC

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In the story The Interlopers, the main theme would be the enmity between Ulrich and Georg, which causes the two men to feud over the small stretch of forest land and become bitter enemies in the...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 5:00 pm UTC

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There are many literary devices in the story. First, there is personification. For instance, nature has a life of its own, and she is powerful. In fact, it is nature that pins them down underneath...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2015 7:01 pm UTC

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The point of view of "The Interlopers" is third-person omniscient narrator. For, the narrator taps into the thoughts and feelings of Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym, even though near the end...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016 6:40 pm UTC

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The feud between the Gradwitz and Znaeym families stretches back three generations and is inherited by the two main characters, Ulrich and Georg, who continue to quarrel over a narrow strip of...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 4:25 pm UTC

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The central conflict in the story is between Ulrich and Georg over a virtually worthless piece of land. It is an example of a man versus man conflict. Their conflict with each other is as a result...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2007 1:35 am UTC

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Since there are two major conflicts, an argument can be made that there are two climactic moments. With the conflict of Man vs. Man, the climax comes when the two enemies, Ulrich von Gradwitz and...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2016 8:43 pm UTC

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Characters in narratives are developed and revealed in a number of indirect ways: through a physical description of the character through the character's actions through the character's thoughts,...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2010 12:22 pm UTC

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"The Interlopers" by H.H. Munro (Saki) is a short story which is more about plot than anything else; however, it also contains some elements of figurative language, as you suggest. Idioms are the...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2013 4:27 pm UTC

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Ulrich von Gradwitz is in the forest to hunt down his archenemy Georg Znaeym in order to kill him. Both Ulrich and Georg despise each other from childhood and their antipathy for each other has...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2015 7:31 am UTC

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Saki's short story "The Interlopers" ends ironically when the pinned-down characters realize that wolves are approaching them. To create a surprising, ironic ending like this, the writer has to set...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2016 1:31 pm UTC

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An interloper is an intruder. In the story it is Ulrich, Georg, and their families who are the intruders. Both men feel that the forest belongs to them. They look upon the land as a piece of...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 6:20 am UTC

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In the short story "The Interlopers," the tone is serious and defensive. Both characters, Gradwitz and Znaeym, have hatred one for the other. The setting affects the tone and mood. It is a dark,...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2011 5:44 am UTC

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"The Interlopers" by H.H. Munro (whose pseudonym is Saki) is a relatively short, short story. The exposition is essentially the first three paragraphs of the selection, and it tells everything we...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2010 11:16 pm UTC

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In this line, Georg stops his struggling for a moment to listen to Ulrich. The struggling that he must stop is both a literal, physical kind of struggle as well as a figuritive, symbolic one....

Latest answer posted April 16, 2018 10:03 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 8:39 am UTC

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While both men are pinned beneath a tree, Ulrich offers Georg some wine from his flask. Georg refuses his offer. He claims that he does not drink wine with his enemy: Ulrich manages to draw his...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2011 9:35 pm UTC

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For generations, the Znaeyms and the von Gradwitzes have treated the natural environment as if it were nothing more than a piece of property. Readers never get any sense that these two feuding...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2020 10:39 am UTC

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The change in the men's relationship is primarily due to Ulrich's generous overtures to his archenemy, Georg. After being pinned down by the beech tree, the men remain stubborn, despite their...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2018 7:11 pm UTC

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It is interesting that the tree falling down is described as "nature's act of violence." This would support the views given above in #4 and #5. The men are the interlopers into a treacherous...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2011 5:19 am UTC

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"The Interlopers" was written by H.H. Munro, who went by the pen name of Saki. The story is set in the Karpathians, and the two protagonists are Georg Znaeym and Ulrich von Gradwitz. Since I am not...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2013 10:24 pm UTC

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The rising action of "The Interlopers" begins as Ulrich von Gradwitz and his men search for his enemy; soon, they confront each other face-to-face, but the beech tree around which they have moved...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2016 5:10 pm UTC

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Everything that happens in "The Interlopers" by Saki is connected to one significant reality: Georg Znaeym and Ulrich von Gradwitz are the latest members of a three-generation feud and they detest...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2013 5:47 am UTC

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Ulrich is out patrolling his land, hoping to find Georg and perhaps catch him in the act of poaching. He and Georg meet and confront one another. Each man threatens the other. They seem poised for...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2016 9:37 pm UTC

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“The Interlopers” by Saki is often taught in schools because it is such a striking example of plot twist--the main characters, bent on killing each other for so long, come to an agreement to end...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2017 2:01 pm UTC

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Faced with possible death, Ulrich von Gradwitz decides to no longer hold onto his animus. Instead of this enmity toward Georg Znaeym, who is pinioned beside him by the fallen tree's branches,...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016 12:06 am UTC

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"Possession," "pride," and "greed" are all good single words that sum up the theme of "The Interlopers." Pride becomes possibly the best summation term, as it has a long literary tradition as the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020 12:23 pm UTC

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Before their surprising reconciliation, Ulrich and Georg make one main threat to each other whilst they are trapped underneath the tree that has effectively prevented them from killing each other...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2011 7:22 pm UTC

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Georg and Ulrich are similar in that both men have participated in a generational feud for much of their lifetime. As the other educator mentioned, both men are also stubborn, proud, and strong....

Latest answer posted August 30, 2018 2:15 pm UTC

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As the story opens, Ulrich von Gradwitz is prowling on his land looking for his mortal enemy, Georg Znaeym. In the time of Ulrich's grandfather, the family of Georg Znaeym had lost possession of...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2017 12:54 am UTC

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Interestingly, this story only contains two characters, and both are so similar in terms of their traits that they would be hard to distinguish from each other. The only thing that seems to...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2011 2:45 am UTC

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There are, indeed, protagonists and antagonists in Saki's "The Interlopers," although these roles change during the narrative. In the exposition and rising action of the plot of "The Interlopers,"...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2016 9:25 pm UTC

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Saki's short story "The Interlopers" has a tragic, poignant ending as Georg and Ulrich helplessly await their brutal deaths as a pack of wolves runs towards them. In the story, Georg Znaeym and...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2019 9:53 pm UTC

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The narrator describes the wind as "whistling and skirling," comparing it, via metaphor, to the bagpipes. The action of skirling is most typically ascribed to this instrument. Further, the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2016 2:31 am UTC

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In "The Interlopers" as Ulrich von Gradwitz hunts for the "game" he has long sought, he comes face-to-face with his enemy, Georg Znaeym, "the inheritor of the quarrel and tireless game-snatcher and...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2009 4:39 am UTC

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The main external conflict is the long-running feud between the Znaeym and von Gradwitz families. They've been at each other's throats for years, and all because of a remote patch of forest. This...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019 8:26 am UTC

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In his short story “The Interlopers," Saki presents Georg Znaeym as hostile. When both Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym are trapped under a massive fallen branch in the disputed woods, Georg...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2018 4:04 pm UTC

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The mood of a story is generally not something the author just announces with a flashing neon sign; instead, he uses specific details and diction (language) to convey the tone and mood of the...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

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In the story "The Interlopers," in addition to the unexpected appearance of the wolves is the surprise to the reader that he or she is surprised for the second time. That is, "the fierce shriek of...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2010 2:11 pm UTC

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Ulrich and George hate each other for impersonal reasons that have nothing to do with them as individuals. Their family history of feuding insists that they feel animosity towards each other,...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2018 11:56 am UTC

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The sequence of events (plot) might be similar if the story was told from the dual perspectives of Georg and Ulrich. However, if Saki had chosen this kind of narration, he might have used...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2016 5:48 pm UTC

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