The Interlopers Short Story Theme

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In the short stories “The Interlopers” by Saki and “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hust, the theme Reason Vs. Desire is developed in the way Saki and James Hurst portray the character’s drastic actions and deep destructive emotions towards one another. Along with the way the characters are shown in the short stories gives a view into what causes them to be put into situations where their true and inner most desire comes out whether they realize it or not. The theme Reason Vs. Desire is grown in the short story “The Interlopers”, as the author gives insight into the feud between Ulrich and Georg. An example would be when Ulrich and Georg come face to face with a rifle in one hand and a craving to slaughter the each other in another hand. “The chance had come to give full play to the passions of a lifetime. But a man who is brought up under the code of restraining civilization cannot easily nerve himself to shoot down his neighbor…” (Saki 305). As Ulrich badly desired to kill Georg…show more content…
The theme reason VS. desire can also be seen in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis”.As Doodle and big Brother go through a similar conflict. Reason VS. Desire is grown in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” as the author shows how Big Brother mistreats and pushes doodle too far. An example from the story would be would be “Doodle told them it was me who taught him how to walk, so everyone wanted to hug me and i began to cry”(james 559). Big brother taught Doodle how to walk only because he was ashamed to have a cripple as a brother. As he came to realize the truth more and more he started to cry because he was ashamed of the reasons as to why he taught Doodle to
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