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    The late 19th century in France, there was a man of great literary talent and ambitions and caused widespread concern. His name was Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant. He was the historical more famous French writer. In addition, he was considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form’s finest exponents. However, Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert. The characteristic of his stories was variable different which came from his life experience and what he saw and heard.…

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    to The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, one of the most captivating two dimensional work was the Gust of Wind by Gustave Courbet. The energetic painting is not just merely oil on canvas, it is the representation of an oncoming storm in a once peaceful meadow surrounding a small pool. This realistic artist is well known for his paintings because they capture day-to-day attributes. Gustave Courbet did not focus on just landscapes, his paintings ranged from nudes, still lifes, to hunting scenes.…

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    Anita Desai's first novel Cry, the Peacock (1963), is about Maya, a dissenting female who battles against three traditional forces in her life: male authority expressed by her husband; her female friends who play stereotypical submissive-wife roles; and her religion's beliefs in karma and detachment. Being over-sensitive, sentimental and imaginative Maya is a total contrast to the rational, logical, Gautam. By making a beautiful use of the symbolic technique, Anita Desai has delved deep into the…

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    Guy de Maupassant’s writings are a few of the best ever written due to his famous climatic dénouement. His stories typically reflect underlying social issues of the era. Within his short story, “The Necklace”, women are depicted in a negative manner. This leaves the question, are Maupassant’s writings influenced by society or life events? There is evidence to support both these theories. However, it is clear the 19th century society shaped his short story. Considering society’s 19th century…

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    Mathilide Loisel deserves readers’ pity because she is just a poor peasant who just wanted to impress everyone at a party full of rich people. In his short story “The Necklace” (1884), French writer Guy De Maupassant portrays Mathilide as this girl who just wants to impress people, and states: “She would so have liked to please, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after” (1)”. Mathilide was basically born poor and her determination to impress would ultimately be her downfall. Mathilide…

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    Money, diamonds, gold, high end products. For many people, that is the definition of happiness and success. Mathilde Loisel was one of those people. Mathilde Loisel, the protagonist, from the short story, “The Necklace”, is a dynamic character because she changes from being materialistic to hardworking throughout the story. Mathilde Loisel changes throughout the story from being materialistic to hardworking. In the beginning she was believed she needed to be rich in order to be happy. “She…

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    The author of a story wants to make the reader think, they want the reader to explore the words that they have written. When you compare two different stories and with two different authors, you might think that the stories will not have much in common, that may not always be the case, and I will explain about three of the aspects about each story “The Jewelry” by Guy De Maupassant and “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. These two stories at first glance may not appear to have much…

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    “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives”(English Standard Version, Peter. 3:1). This excerpt illustrates wives being subjected to a patriarchal society in which they must be obedient towards their husbands. In contrast, Gaustauv Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary challenges this very notion through his brilliant description of Emma Bovary’s desire to explore life through lust. Her…

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    Wright Brothers Term Paper Throughout the history of aviation, there have been many different pioneers that have contributed in some way to our present day knowledge of aviation. The two people that I think contributed the most to aviation are the Wright brothers. They were able to be the first successful people to create a controlled flight of a power driven airplane. This completely changed the game in aviation. It taught others new and safer techniques on how to fly. During this time…

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    The character Mme Loisel in Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace can be hard to relate to. She can be vain, selfish and greedy although readers do feel bad for her sometimes. Mme Loisel was born into a family without money or a proper home. The author describes how she suffers from her lifestyle of being middle- class. She was described as being ‘unhappy all the time’ due to not having the luxury and fine dresses she dreamed of. She is also simply not content with what she has. All Mathilde wants…

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