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The Interlopers by: Saki Vocabulary Precipitous Condolences Marauders Languor Medley Succor Page 303 Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) ►Born December 18, 1870 ►The master of short stories ►At an early age his mother died when she was run over by a runaway cow ►After her death he lived with his aunts who used corporal punishment Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) ►The Rise of the Russian Empire was Saki’s first published book ►Fought in World War I where he wrote many short stories and met his death ►Saki was shot by a sniper on November 16, 1916 Background ►Hatfields vs. McCoys ►West Virginia vs. Kentucky ►First shootings were in 1878 over a legal dispute about two hogs ►1888 = 6 people were killed Can you think of other examples of bloody feuds? Characters/setting/plot ►Ulrich von Gradwitz ►Georg Znaeym ►Mountains of central Europe within a forest ►Late 1800’s to early 1900’s ►Two family’s feuding, especially between the two landowners Literary Analysis ►Internal conflict vs. external conflict ►Internal conflict occurs within a character who experiences opposing ideas or feelings ►External conflict occurs between characters or between a character and a force of nature Literary Analysis ►Direct vs. indirect characterization ►Direct is when an author directly states a characters personality traits ►Indirect is when a writer uses a character’s actions, thoughts and feelings to suggest their traits What event is the cause for the feud? ►A lawsuit over a narrow strip of land is the cause for the feud ►There is a personal hatred between the two men which keeps the feud going Is the conflict in this story internal or external? Why? ►External ►Because it is between a character and another character What happens to the men when they meet face to face? ►Before they can shoot each other a tree falls pinning both of them down How does the conflict change? ►Boast about what their men will do to the other man ►Ulrich offers the wine to Georg ►Ulrich offers peace to Georg resolving the conflict ►They become friends Activities ► Review and assess page 310 ► Good follow up questions and essay http://www.argo217.k12.il.us/departs/english/b lettiere/interlopers.doc ► Review and assess page 311
"The Interlopers by Saki"