The Interlopers Literary Elements

The Interlopers Literary Elements

Genre

Dark Humour

Setting and Context

In a dark forest at night, in winter in the Carpathian Mountains in Earstern Europe

Narrator and Point of View

A third person omniscient objective

Tone and Mood

Ironic, gloomy

Protagonist and Antagonist

Protagonists are Ulrich and Georg, Antagonist is nature.

Major Conflict

A feud between two families over a forest and they try to kill each other and they get trapped together in a forest after a tree branch fell on them.

Climax

The climax of this story is right at the end when Ulrich says "Wolves".

Foreshadowing

The title itself is a foreshadow of the ending, that the wolves will be the interlopers.

Understatement

When Ulrich made an idiotic laugh when he saw that the wolves were coming for them. "'No,'said Ulrich with a laugh, the idiotic chattering laugh of a man unstrung with hideous fear. "

Allusions

Carpathian mountain range

Imagery

"In the cold, gloomy forest, with the wind tearing in fitful gusts through the naked branches and whistling round the tree-trunks"

Paradox

The men in the beginning were fighting over a piece of nature and in the end nature is the one who killed them

Parallelism

N/A

Metonymy and Synecdoche

n/a

Personification

“ The whistling and skirling of the wind and the restless beating of the branches.”

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