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    As writer in 19th-century in France, Maupassant writes in a style called Literary Realism. The clearest example of this style comes in the final third of the story, when he describes the poor, working lives of the Loisel’s. Mathilde, a young woman is born to a low-class family. With no money for a dowry, she is married to Monsier Loisel, a clerk from the board of education. In the story Mathilde is ashamed of her economic status and wished she had been born into an upper-class family. Mathilde…

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    Guy De Maupassant’s “The Diamond Necklace” is a story set in the 19th century. The main characters are Mathilde and her husband. The story talks about how the wife of a common household - Mathilde Loisel, borrows a diamond necklace for an upcoming high class party and subsequently loses it afterward, only that she found out after working for ten years to pay back the debt of the necklace it is but a fake. Mathilde’s clash between the reality she faces and fantasies she longs for demonstrates the…

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    Realism: Realism is a literary movement which began in France in middle of nineteen century. It deals with the themes and ideas associated with daily life. A realistic picture of society with issues related to common man and social and cultural system are portrayed as it is. Realism was the reaction against “Romanticism” where life is depicted with all its harsh and soft realities, where relations and situations are presented without idealizing, flattering or romanticizing. It deals specially…

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    How to Choose the Cut and Colour of a Diamond by its Size Medium-sized princess cut diamond. Large round brilliant cut diamonds. Small-sized fancy cut diamonds. Yellow diamond. Orange diamond. Blue diamond. Red diamond. White diamond. Cognac diamond. Just like people, diamonds are unique. They come in many sizes and colours and can be cut in numerous ways. Also, similar to people in the respect that works well on medium-sized memorial diamonds might not work well on large cremation diamonds,…

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    For many, the mundanity of real life is disappointing. The realities of the complex and oftentimes boring nature of life can leave people dissatisfied. Gustave Flaubert depicts one such person in his novel Madame Bovary, which details the life of its eponymous protagonist, Emma Bovary. Emma has dreams of an exciting, romantic life, but is quickly disappointed by her marriage to an unambitious man and immovable place in the middle class. Throughout the novel, Emma’s idealistic outlook on life,…

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    Ever since Adam and Eve ate the bearing fruit of Good and Evil from the Tree of Knowledge, humans have long desired to possess exponentially more than what they require. “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” by Leo Tolstoy and “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant, the characters in view are discontented by their current lifestyle. They ruin every spark of a fulfilling life by adding materialistic notions to every aspect, by discrediting their close ones and feeling worse off than they actually are.…

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    A Woman's Awakening

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    oppression and the right to equality. As decades’ pass, the obstacles that women overcome have paved the way for a better life for women all over the world. The goal throughout generations has been to extinguish society’s idea of the role of women. Gustave Flaubert, brought up in the 19th century, perceived a bigger picture for women and acknowledged the wants and needs of the opposite sex. His words have empowered women for many generations and has brought light to a subject that was intended…

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    Kate Chopin’s life started on February 8, 1851, she was born to Thomas and Eliza O’ Flaherty. Being one of four children, Kate’s family was a wealthy, Catholic, slave owing family in St. Louis. Thomas O’ Flaherty, Kate’s father, an Irish immigrant, was a successful business merchant who died in a train accident in 1855. After her father’s sudden death, Kate was raised by her mother and grandmother who moved the family and raised them with their French-Creole background. Kate’s mothered never…

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    In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Neck”, the reader is confronted by the consequences of Madame Loisel loss of the necklace with the possibilities of losing oneself in the process. Set in Paris during the 1800s, conflicts arose between issues of society and social standing. The main character Marthilde plunges under the pressures of society, but also her and husband gamble for their lives for ten years to pay off their debts. Through the use of literary elements, Madame Loisel’s life portrays the…

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    The main character Mme. Loisel in the short story “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant is dishonest and jealous. First off, Mme. Loisel is a dishonest lady. One evening when she went out with a borrowed necklace, she lost it and did not say a thing to Mme. Forestier (her friend) until she replaced it. On page 32 Mme. Loisels husband writes," Mme. Loisel decides to replace the necklace by saying we must take the steps to replace the piece of jewelry." Instead of being honest about it she…

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