“The Interlopers” Saki . Conflict is the struggle between the opposing forces on which the action in a work of literature depends. There are two major types of conflict:
man vs. himself
man vs. man
man vs. nature
man vs. societyNotes
Situational irony- This is a contrast between what a reader or character expects and what actually exists or happens.Notes
Dramatic irony- this is when you, the reader or viewer, knows something that the character does not know.
Verbal irony- This is when someone says something, but means the opposite. Usually it is said in an exaggerated way, like saying “Great!” when something bad has actually happened. Can also be thought of as sarcasm.
“Enough," he said; "the cough's a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough.""True --true," I replied; "and, indeed, I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily --but you should use all proper caution. A draught of this Medoc will defend us from the damps.”Notes
A sentence with an educated opinion that can be made using details within a story
A sentence which states what the entire paragraph is going to be about AND it answers the question being asked of the storyTopic Sentence
A sentence that contains a true statement that can be found within the story.Fact
A sentence that states the main point of the answer from the topic sentence but in a more powerful way.
A sentence taken directly from the story to prove a point. It must support the fact and topic sentence.“Quote”
Respond to the following statement in a fully developed paragraph using these types of sentences:
Explain why the ending of “The Interlopers” is ironic.
Topic SentenceWriting Assignment
Topic Sentence: The ending of “The Interlopers” is an example of dramatic irony because the reader is aware of the presence of the wolves due to the picture.
Topic Sentence: The ending of “The Interlopers” is an example of situational irony because both the reader and the two main characters believe they will be rescued but in the end they are attacked by wolves.
The setting of the forest is important to the plot of the story because it adds to the conflict between the two main characters.