Comparing Story Of An Hour 'And The Interlopers'

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Deadly Differences and Surprising Similarities The aspects of “The Story of an Hour,” and “The Interloper,” are very different. These two stories have such different types of irony, that there are almost no similarities whatsoever. However, if you put your mind to it and have a little time, you will however, find the few that there are. We will start off with the setting of these two stories. In the story “The Interlopers,” the main setting occurs in a European wood on a snowy night, “It was an open winter, and little snow had fallen as yet…” (Saki, lines 118-119). However, “The Story of an Hour” was in a house in an American city on a warm spring day, “She could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all…show more content…
The conflict is probably the most important of what we have discussed so far. In “The Story of an Hour” the conflict is based on Mrs. Mallard and herself. She is fighting against the fact to be joyful about her husband’s death because she can be free; she is trying to mourn for her husband, “She was beginning to recognize this thing that was approaching to possess her, and she was striving to beat it back with her will--as powerless as her two white slender hands would have been.” (Chopin, paragraph 10, sentences 1-3). Despite that, her joy eventually consumes her, when Mr. Mallard comes home, she dies for lack of joy, or more accurately, she dies of shock, her heart is just too weak to sustain so much excitement at once. In “The Interloper” the conflict is between Ulrich and George, “The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and murder uppermost in his mind.” (Saki, lines 47-49). Soon after this the two men were fighting with the tree that had fallen on them, leading to their death. Now that you have taken the time to find these little but far from unimportant details that make these two stories similar and different, you can show off your work to someone who did not notice the similarities. Like I said before, they are not easy to find, but if you look thoroughly you can find them. Now I urge you to take any two stories or poems that you like and just study them and see what similarities and differences you can find, after all, who knows what you may
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