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Flaws In The Interlopers Essay

Even people that appear perfect have character flaws. While not always fatal theses flaws are there. Many people in today’s society have been brought up to hide their imperfections. Hiding them always seems to be the answer. As a whole species we want to please other people because, humans are social creatures. Almost everyone growing up was taught the standard response to someone asking how they are doing. It has become clear that everybody has some reason for appearing to be who they so badly want to be thought of. Actually the majority of people are not who they say they are there just wearing a mask, a social mask. The daily conversations exchanged between two or more individuals and light and fluffy conversation where imperfections…

Their inability to overcome such a small obstacle ends up costing then their lives. It is painful that “Georg, who was nearly blinded with the blood which trickled across his eyes, stopped his struggle for a moment to listen, and then gave a short, snarling laugh.” (Saki 10) had this reaction appose to trying to make a plan with Ulrich to get them unpinned from the fallen trees and to safety. Neither man was willing to keep the past in the past and work together. This inflated ego and pride is an example of a flaw that became fatal even though appearing minor. In Travels with Charley when the narrator was told bringing his poodle was a bad idea he insisted his dog would behave. In fact he said that “… This a dog of piece and tranquility. I suggest that the greatest danger to your bears will be pique at being ignored by Charley” (Steinbeck 937) Little did he know his dog had his mask on the whole time. Lying deep down in Charley was anger, aggression, or just a protective guard dog like instinct. Either ignoring advice from someone who knows best or being stubborn can result in trouble.
In the text Interlopers although previously willing to die rather than help each other Ulrich suddenly had a change of heart, this became apparent when he began talking to Georg Znaeym and…

It was a fair compact. But as for me, Ive changed my mind. If my men are the first to come you shall be the first to be helped, as though you were my guest. We have quarreled like devils all our lives over this stupid strip of forest, where the trees cant even stand upright in a breath of wind. Lying here to-night thinking Ive come to think weve been rather fools; there are better things in life than getting the better of a boundary dispute. Neighbour, if you will help me to bury the old quarrel I – I will ask you to be my friend.’”…

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