The setting takes place in the Carpathian mountians during a cold winter night. This land is owned by Ulrich that has been passed down from his grandfather. Ulrich is walking through the snowy mountains.
The two main characters are Ulrich von Gradwitz and Georg Znaeym. Both of these characters hate each other. They both see each other on the cold winter night and want to kill each other.
The main conflict wasthat both Ulrich and Georg hated each other and wanted to kill each other. Then a beech tree fell on them and were both stuck. Ulrich decides to offer Gearg wine but he declined.