What are the names of the two feuding families in "The Interlopers"?

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The two feuding families involved in a fierce land dispute are the Gradwitz family and Znaeym family . Both families are feuding over a narrow, precipitous strip of woodland, which is not considered valuable or sought after property. Many years ago, Ulrich von Gradwitz's grandfather had won a lawsuit against...

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The two feuding families involved in a fierce land dispute are the Gradwitz family and Znaeym family. Both families are feuding over a narrow, precipitous strip of woodland, which is not considered valuable or sought after property. Many years ago, Ulrich von Gradwitz's grandfather had won a lawsuit against the Znaeym family, which declared the narrow strip of woodland his legal property. However, the Znaeym family refused to acknowledge or honor the court's decision and continued to poach on the land. Both Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym inherited their ancestors' feud and deeply detest each other. At the beginning of the story, Ulrich von Gradwitz and his men patrol the territory in hopes of finding someone from the Znaeym family to kill. The two enemies end up discovering each other in the forest but a strong storm knocks down a massive tree, which incapacitates both men before they can harm each other.

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You can find the names of the two feuding families very early in the short story “The Interlopers.”  The two families are the von Gradwitz family and the Znaeym family.

These two families have been feuding with one another for a few generations now.  The two protagonists in the story are the current heads of the families.  They are continuing a feud that began in the days of their grandfathers.  In those days, their grandfathers engaged in a lawsuit with one another regarding the control of a certain parcel of land.  Both men claimed that it was theirs, but the court awarded the land to the von Gradwitz family. Ever since, the two families have been feuding, though the feud has “come to a head” in recent times.

The answer, then, is that the two families are the von Gradwitz family and the Znaeym family.

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