Comparison Of Two Short Stories In 'The Interlopers'

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This essay will go through and explain the comparative and contrasting points of the two short stories I read in my English Lit and Comp class. Two men who come from families with a long history of rivalry amongst each other have to work together in order to try and get out of their fatal condition. While we also have a woman with critical health issues and doesn't have a loving passion with her husband. These two stories sound to most about very different topics, and that they are but I will show you the comparative and contrasting points from each story. Starting with the short story The Interlopers, two men who come from different families, feuding over a strip of land flourishing in game, they poached on each other and rallied over. Now…show more content…
Now as I said before when comparing stories all the main characters died in the end. They died from very different things and of very different reasoning. Take The Interlopers for instance, if you'll remember Ulrich and Georg had a tree fall onto them out in the woods at night, before this Ulrich describes the noises and environment of the woods when he was out looking for Georg. He describes it as this: “The roebuck, which usually kept in the sheltered hollows during a storm wind, were running like driven things tonight, and there was movement and unrest among the creatures that were wont to sleep through the dark hours. Assuredly there was a disturbing element in the forest, and Ulrich could guess the quarter from whence it came.” Something was in the woods disturbing the roebuck making them run for it. Back when they where underneath the tree the thought they heard their forest men coming to their aid, they had hope and as the noise got closer then Ulrich laughs with terror and says to Georg that it isn't their men. Georg asks what it was and he looks to see...wolves. Its a tragic ending, as for The Story of an Hour, Mrs. Mallard dies from shock and the hope to finally get to live for herself ripped away so suddenly that her heart couldn't handle

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