Summary Of Saki's Storyteller, Interlopers, By Kate Chopin
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Writers all over the world have come up with their own way of writing. Kate Chopin, for instance, created her own style through a series of events. First, while she was initially following the path as a housewife, something horrific happened. At the same time she was running her husband’s general drugstore, her husband, Oscar Chopin, had caught a terrible case of malaria and soon died. After his death, she soon started using her misery from the death of her husband to write short novels and became an amazing short story writer. While she was an author she was influenced by Guy de Maupassant, a French novelist. Hector Munro, better known as Saki, also created his own style of writing but from his childhood. Saki’s Storyteller, Interlopers, and Sredni Vashtar suggest his style had to deal with much pain from his younger life. Some reasons are his stories dealt with death, there were abusive relationships, and it had to deal with animals.
In the Storyteller, a bachelor, sitting across an aunt and two children, is telling a short story to the youngsters wherein the end the main character, a girl named Bertha, died by being eaten by a ferocious wolf. “He, the wolf, dashed into the bush, his pale grey eyes gleaming with ferocity and triumph, and dragged Bertha out and devoured her to the last morsel.”(Saki) When Saki…show more content… “‘No,’said Ulrich with a laugh, the idiotic chatting laugh of a man unstrung with hideous fear.‘Who are they’, asked Georg quickly straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly not have seen. ‘Wolves.’”(Interlopers 310) In all the stories, primarily the main character died in an incident involving animals of some sort. It is very parallel to Hector’s youth. When he was about two years old his mother was unfortunately killed in an accident involving a runaway cow. Because of this, the two stories share a link connecting his life with his writing