Short Story The Interlopers

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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. The author states that nature is unpredictable and us human shouldn’t control the stuff…show more content…
Nature created us so it can also destroy us. In addition, they become friends at the last-minute, when they could’ve been kind and nothing bad would’ve happened: “And each prayed a private prayer that his men might be the first to arrive, so that he might be the first to show honourable attention to the enemy that had become a friend.”(1) They found out that each other wasn’t as bad as they thought they are, so they become friends. Saki is stating how we should all be kind and friendly to our compatriots, since one day we will need each others, and that we are all on the same side. At last, the war has ended, they have both lost to nature: “Who are they?" asked Georg quickly, straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly not have seen. "Wolves.".”(6) They both end up eaten by wild wolves since they are both stuck under trees. At the end the author states a metaphor of a pack of wolves and how they are a unite concerted effort unlike the two men in the story who is greedy and mean with their own
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