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The Intruder Essay

  • Submitted by: jen234567
  • on February 19, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 822 words

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HUMN 420
Professor Nyhan

I read the short story “The Intruder” By Jorge Luis Borges. This story according to the author is a story that was first told by one of the brothers in the story but was told by different people and finally a friend told it to him. He says that he then heard it a second time from someone else, but it was told differently. He liked the story so much that he decided to write it. He wanted to write it without adding or taking away certain details that were needed and others that were not. However, he said that he knew that it was going to be difficult not to add things to the story. This story is about two brothers, the Nilsens, who live together. They were inseparable the two brothers did everything together. The story says that they were feared by the neighbors because one of them killed a man. The two brothers did not have any other family members so they were always together. The older brother, Cristian, brought home a girl named Juliana who he thought of as a servant. The younger of the brothers, Eduardo, would go out with them at first, but he went on a journey and brought back a girl.   He got rid of the girl within a few days. He started drinking alone and would keep to himself all the time. He was realizing that he was in love with his brother’s girl. One day, Cristian was going on a journey and left Juliana there. He told Eduardo to use her if he wanted. When Cristian came back they both shared her. It didn’t last very long they were starting to argue with each other because they were both in love with her.   They decided to get rid of Juliana so they would not fight anymore. They kept on looking for her and decided to take her back home. After some time Cristian killed her because she was getting in between the relationship with his brother.
I think that the theme of this story is that nothing is more important than family. Nothing should come between the relationships of two family members in this case two brothers. Cristian and...

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