Interlopers Short Story

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The short stories “The Interlopers” by Saki and “Two Friends” by Guy De Maupassant are 2 different entireties but both stories presents the same message about loyalty and fate. The short story “The Interlopers” are about 2 family heads that have been fighting due to their years of rivalry and feud. However, that feud seemingly comes to an end when the 2 heads find themselves in a life-or-death situation. In the short story “Two Friends” talks about 2 men that shares more than a strong passion for fishing even in the face of war. While these stories are completely different, it still gives off the same vibe. Being in the face of danger or death could bring people closer together. This task was achieved in both stories, however their demonstration…show more content…
The setting is another important part of a story. A setting is the location of a story’s actions, along with the time in which it occurs. This is where the 2 stories are different again. In the short story, “The Interlopers”, the setting was in a narrow strip of precipitous woodland. This piece of woodland is the reason for the rivalry and feud between Ulrich and Georg. While this piece of land doesn’t mean anything other than a piece of property, Saki the author of “The Interlopers” created a mood of somber and caution by using this setting. When Ulrich and Georg screamed and the wolves came, it left the readers in a cautionary mood--look what can happen when we place possessions over people. On the other hand, the setting for “Two Friends” is set in a park in Colombes, France where Monsieur Sauvage and Monsieur Morrisot are fishing despite the ongoing war. By using this setting, Guy de Maupassant, the author of “Two Friends” created a mood of peaceful and depressing. During the first part of the story, it was peaceful when the 2 men just talked about their thoughts but that mood changed into depressing when they were surrounded by soldiers and were shot. Therefore, by using variations of settings, it can bring up different moods for the story as shown in these 2
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