Story Of The Hour And The Interlopers Analysis

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The Story of the Hour by Kate Chopin and The Interlopers by Saki are short stories that will leave you on your toes till the very end. Both stories deal with death, freedom, independence, and power. But, in those very ways they are alike, they are very different. While one is trying to be free by letting someone go, the other is trying to be free by forgiving someone and letting someone in a new friendship. The characters from both short stories are trying to have a new start and let go of a life time situation. The first similarity I found in the Story of the Hour and the Interlopers is that they both deal with a sense of death. But, the characters or on two different ends of the spectrum of death. In the Story of the Hour it reads, “She did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister's arms.”. This passage is talking about the reaction she had when she heard the news of her husband’s “death”. The Interlopers read, “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.” These two characters were enemies and wanted to kill each other out of hate. As we can see both short stories deal with death, but on different ends of the spectrum. The Story of the Hour is grieving the “death” of her husband. While in the Interlopers they’re trying to
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