Examples Of Irony In The Interlopers

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In the story “The Interlopers”, written by Saki, there are multiple different examples of irony. The story follows a constant battle between two families over a worthless piece of land. The main protagonists, Ulrich Von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym, are seen feuding over said piece of land. Their families have been fighting like this for generations. In the end, they truce, and become friends. Thus, their feud is settled. But they're trapped by a fallen tree and presumably killed by a pack of wolves, right after they’d settled their battle and became friends. In this essay, I will be discussing three different examples of irony in this story. The first example of irony in this story, is when the hunters become the hunted. Georg Znaeym and Ulrich Von Gradwitz were “hunting” on what was originally nature’s land, or presumably the wolves’ land. But in the end, they become the prey to the wolves. In the story, it says “Ulrich Von Gradwitz patrolled the dark for a human enemy… straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly have not seen. Wolves.”, stating that…show more content…
In this story, Georg Znaeym and Ulrich Von Gradwitz were arguing and “hunting” each other down over a piece of worthless land that they were standing on, because their families were feuding over this land for years. But after being trapped, pinned down, and injured by a falling tree on the land, they settle their battles and became friends. In the story, it says, “The two enemies stood glaring at each other… “I will ask you to be my friend.””, stating that they were originally enemies, before Ulrich Von Gradwitz realized that “there are better things in life than getting the better of a boundary dispute”, and decided to settle the dispute between them by asking Georg to be his friend. This is the second example of irony in this story, next, I will be listing the final example of irony used in this
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