In this excerpt from "The Interlopers," the two characters are Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym. These two are sworn enemies, though the author, Saki, does not directly state why they despise each other. One night, they crossed paths in a dark forest, each on a quest to find and murder the other. They both carried rifles, but before they could inflict bodily harm on the other person, a storm caused a beech tree to collapse and hold the helpless men to the ground. They were bloody, weak, and hurt, and there was nothing each man could do except wait for his group to discover their plight and rescue him.
Introduction This essay paper compares two short stories regarding different points such as differences in characterizations and their development through the story. The short stories that has been chosen for this paper are Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”. 1. About the short stories 1.1. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” Written by Kate Chopin, this short story was first published by Vogue magazine in 1894.
A Separate Peace The novel “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles mainly talks about the relationship between two adolescents, Gene and Finny who were best friends and roommates during the World War II. The plot takes place at the Devon School in New Hampshire during a wartime. The two boys went on lots of adventures together and went through some ups and downs too. . As reading this piece one of the main themes that highlights the story is what rivalry and jealousy can cause to a friendship.
Suspense in live to tell and the interlopers The two stories “live to tell” chapter two and “the interlopers” both stories have suspense so the end of the story is ironic. And the both have real interesting endings of the sort’s stories. “Live to tell” was mad by Lisa Gander and “the interlopers was written by Saki. In the beginning of the story, of “live to tell” chapter two, on the first page when he says “I’m thirsty” she asks “what would you like?” He answers not sounding angry “woman bring me a drink, or I’ll break your fucking face. It is ironic to me because he is like tacitly forcing her to give him something to drink and he so saying it in a bad tone and being rude and she says that he is not angry but I feel that he is cause of
War has been occurring for over thousands of years, and has claimed a devastating amount of lives throughout the centuries. In “Just Lather, That’s All”, written by Hernando Tellez and “The Sniper”, created by Liam O’ Flahery you can see two stories that are based around a war environment. Evident in these short stories are the similarities and differences both protagonist share. The first similarity that is shown is that the act of killing isn’t an easy concept for them. The next difference of these two protagonist is that the barber from “Just Lather, That’s all” is not capable of murdering Captain Torres when he had the chance to.
This is why the major theme of The Outsiders is that loyalty is essential for a group’s survival and well-being. One way that loyalty is demonstrated in the novel is how the characters grouped together to protect one another from physical threats. An example of this is when Ponyboy was mugged and beat up by the Socs at the beginning the book. As Ponyboy was getting attacked, the rest of the Greasers (Dally, Steve, Darry, Sodapop, Two-Bit, and Johnny) showed up at the scene to protect Ponyboy. The gang had successfully outnumbered and scared the Socs off by hurling rocks at them, saving Ponyboy.
The external conflict was expressed by how in the beginning of the story Mr. Oakhurst, the Duchess, Mother Shipton, and Uncle Billy were basically kicked out of Poker Flat and during the time of being kicked out of town they ended up meeting Piney, Tom, and the Innocent. Towards the end they all ended up in the mountains in what seemed to be winter in an old ruined cabin with low provisions because most of their provisions were stolen by Uncle Billy.
This short story is about two landowners and how they are rivals. Both the men followed each other into the wood for a final battle, but sadly, a tree fell on both men, and they were trapped. The men were forced to work together to try to survive. The next key point is the choice both men made to follow one another into the woods. If this choice had not had been made, they would both be still alive.
Violence, poverty, courage, and comrade. These core concepts that make up the identity of the young adult novel by S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders, mirror the conflicting realities and ideologies of real life.Throughout this book the main character, Ponyboy, experiences both friendship and murder as tries escape from violent clashes between the upper and lower classes back home. Eventually, after losing a best friend and an older member of the cliche he grew up with, he realizes life can be cruel unfair and random, “but you don't just stop living” (173).The events and themes of this book are violent and stressful, but they teach valuable lessons about the harsh realities of life. Although The Outsiders is about older teenagers from another era,
In the short story, “ The Interlopers”, the author Saki states that, “greed will lead us to demise.” This story is talking about two men that are fighting over a piece of land. They both hate each other and wish for their death: “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.”(2) They both want to kill each other with the rifle they have in their hands. Author Saki is stating an emphasis to the reader how strongly these two ennemies hate each other. Eventually, they both lose to nature: “Before the moment of hesitation had given way to the action a deed of nature’s own violence overwhelmed them both.”(2) Before the two men suggests their violence, nature showed its powerful force before them both.