The Interlopers | Study Guide

Saki

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Overview

Author

Saki

Year Published

1919

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"The Interlopers" is narrated in the third-person omniscient point of view. The omniscient narrator knows things about the story situation that the characters do not. This narrative choice allows the author to build suspense and lays the groundwork for the twist at the end of the tale.

Tense

"The Interlopers" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Interlopers" is a title layered with meaning. Each of the main characters, Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym, considers the other to be an interloper on the disputed territory in the forest. Both men also consider anyone who tries to interfere with their dispute as an interloper, such as the court that ruled on the case generations ago. By their definition, both the beech tree and the wolves are interlopers because the beech tree prevents them from killing each other with rifles and the wolves prevent them from instituting peace between their families. Both men wish divine punishment on interlopers, and in the end, both men are punished.

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