Analysis Of Saki And Frost's Mending Wall And The Interlopers

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Jiddu Krishnamurti, thought of worldwide as one of the best thinkers and religious teachers ever, states that “Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay” ("Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes"). This quote relates to the poem, “Mending Wall” and the short story, “The Interlopers” because it shows how people rely on tradition even if that tradition is outdated. “Mending Wall” is based on a wall that separates two neighbors. One of the neighbors believes that the wall is useless and consumes time that could be spent on something more important. The other neighbor thinks that the wall is critical to maintaining the relationship between the two men. “The Interlopers” focuses on two men who completely despise each other. After a life of constant battles they are finally brought together, which causes them to forget their hatred and move on. In Saki and Frost’s excellent writing it is easy to point out the details and character descriptions used to prove their idea that traditions must change over time . In “The Interlopers” the characters civil personality shines through at many moments during this story, which leads the reader to believe that they only act ruthless due to the tradition that they feel obligated to follow. After spending the entire night searching for each other, the two men finally realize that there is no point in hating one another so the decision is made to make amends. To show how committed they were to the new friendship they each
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