The Interlopers

Timothy Mcdainel


Anxiety or apprehension resulting from an uncertain, undecided, or mysterious situation.

“Are they your men?". asked Georg. "Are they your men." he repeated impatiently, as Ulrich did not answer."No," said Ulrich with a laugh, the idiotic chattering laugh of a man with hideous fear. " Who are they? " asked Georg quickly, to see what the other would gladly not have seen. "Wolves.

This conversation shows an uncertainty of what would happen next and leaves it to the reader to decide or predict.

3rd person omnicient

The narrator is not apart of the the story. The narrator knows thoughts of all characters and can tell anything about characters past or present.

"The two enemies stood glaring at one another for a long silent moment. Each had a rifle in his hand, each had hate in his heart and murder uppermost in his mind."

This statement show how the narrator knows how the two men are feeling and their thoughts. Although he is not apart of the story, he still knows these things.


The main idea or message about mankind or life conveyed by a piece of literary work.

"A fierce shriek of the storm had been answered by a splitting crash over their heads, and ere they could leap aside, a mass of falling beech tree had thundered down on them."

This statement shows the tragic event that occurred and happened to effect them because of their hatred toward each other. The theme here is that having so much hate could lead to bad things.

Cause and Effect.

Cause- what makes something happen

Effect- what happens because of something else.

Both men raised their voices in as loud a shout as they could muster. “They hear us! They've stopped. Now they see us. They’re running down the hill toward us,” cried Ulrich. “How many of them are there?” asked Georg. “I can’t see distinctly,” said Ulrich; “nine or ten.” “Then they are yours,” said Georg; “I had only seven out with me.” “They are making all the speed they can, brave lads,” said Ulrich gladly. “Are they your men?” asked Georg. “Are they your men?” he repeated impatiently, as Ulrich did not answer. “No,” said Ulrich with a laugh, the idiotic chattering 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."

In this situation the men were unaware of their actions, but because they yelled, the wolves were able to find them very quickly, where as if they would have maybe waited to see if who was coming was who they thought they were, they may not have been eaten by wolves.