The story The Interlopers has a short length, but contains multiple types of conflict. These conflicts challenge and intermingle different characters, which contributes to the plot. This essay aims to explain and highlight all the conflicts.
The story opens with an outside conflict. The story is about the long-running conflict between Znaeym Family and Gradwitz over land. But, George and Ulrich took it to the next level and became personal. That decision was bound for disasters. A person can also be put against nature. The wind was whistling, which can only be understood to mean that it was strong on that stormy night. This caused the mass of beech that fell on the rival men to trap them and injure them all.
This story has an interesting internal conflict. The person fighting his self is the only one. Both sides had hated and thirsted the blood of each other throughout their lives. Ulrich began to feel pity for George as he was struggling in pain. Ulrich considered giving him the flask wine to ease his suffering. In the midst of the chaos, the hatred began to subside and they felt the need to save each other. Their emotions were changing constantly, as if on a rollercoaster.
The second conflict is between man and nature. The men were left helpless and injured by the beech mass. Ulrich was beginning to see distant figures down the hillside.
After describing each of the conflicts, it becomes apparent that the key conflict, which pits a man against another, is the primary. This story is intended to highlight or convey the rivalry among the two clans and the consequences for taking matters into your own hands in the third generation.
The Interlopers is an inter-conflict story. Each conflict brings its own unique storyline.