Hour Vs Interloper

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“The Story of an Hour” written by Kate Chopin and “The Interlopers” written by Saki are two incredibly different short stories with similar endings. Both stories end with the main characters meeting their untimely deaths. “The Story of an Hour” tells of a young woman, who is afflicted from heart trouble, and “The Interloper” tells of two men, who are out for revenge. Even though these stories have different characters and settings, they both use foreshadowing, irony, and end with the character’s death.

The main characters and setting of these two stories can’t be more opposite than they are. “The Story of an Hour” is about Mrs. Louise Mallard, has heart trouble and is almost treated as though she is a small child. The news of her husband’s death is told to her with “great care” and “as gently as possible.” On the
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In “The Interlopers,” there are hints that Ulrich and Georg would be killed by the wolves. At the beginning of “The Interlopers” Ulrich is said to be “[waiting] for some beast of the wood to come within range.” The use of the word ‘beast’ foreshadow the appearance of the wolves. Later, in hopes of being rescued, Ulrich and Georg use a “prolonged hunting call” to try to get their men’s attention. This call attracts the wolves instead. “The Story of an Hour” gives us foreshadowing when we are told, “Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble.” It is obvious she has health problems. Mrs. Mallard seems to have symptoms that cannot be healthy for anyone with heart troubles. She felt as though “something [was] coming to her…to subtle and elusive to name. But she felt it, creeping out of the sky, reaching toward her through the sounds, the scents, the color that filled the air.” Her “pulses beat fast, and the coursing blood warmed and relaxed every inch of her body.” All of these examples foreshadowed the character’s impending death, despite all three of them accepting their
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