What is the theme of "The Interlopers"?


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The primary themes of "The Interlopers" include forgiveness, overcoming differences and friendship. These themes are illustrated through the plot and interactions between two main characters, Ulrich and Georg.

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"The Interlopers," written by Saki, features characters Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym. The two men's hate for each other stems from a land boundary dispute going back several generations. when the men are trapped in the forest together, they learn to appreciate one another and develop a friendship. Due to their predicament, the men realize there are more important things in life than land boundaries. Themes of friendship and forgiveness emerge as the two begin to respect one another and overcome their differences in the face of threats from nature -and wolves.

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