Guy de Maupassant

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    The necklace is a short story written by Maupassant to present the mentality of people in France during its golden ages. He did that through the use of more familiar characters to the reader who have positives and negatives, following the guidelines of literary realism to give the reader a closer perspective to the life during those days. It is based on a middle class woman who married to a junior clerk in the Ministry of Education. She had an honorable life but always felt that ‘’she was…

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    perceives my reality and identity. In this paper base in a story All Over by the French writer, Guy de Maupassant is how reality plays in one of the character called Lormerin. In the story, Lormerin is a single middle age men, he shows himself as a self centered, vain even narcissist. He has a considerable large mirror in his dressing room in which he glimpse himself and he said “Lormerin is still alive”(Maupassant 1), I am still a handsome man. In the way Larmerin sees himself at the mirror is…

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    The way one lives or the way people around someone lives shows how that person’s identity and how they choose to live their life. An example of this is in Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace”. In this story, it states “Nothing but faded wallpaper and dilapidated furniture. How it tortures me to live in such a squalor. Oh, my life is a mistake of destiny. Make it better!” and “How humiliating it would be to appear…

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    ”(4), says Guy de Maupassant in his short story, “The Necklace”. This quote explains how drastically a person’s life can change from a decision they make. In “The Necklace,” Madame Loisel loses a necklace she borrowed from her friend, Madame Forestier, This lead to a negative outcome in her life. In the short story, “The Necklace,” the author, Guy de Maupassant, uses characterization and irony to show that being ungrateful for what you have can lead to negative consequences. Maupassant uses…

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    In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde's desires are "feminine," because what most interests her is attracting male attention. Throughout the story, Mathilde shows greediness. Her greed is not the only thing that she desires. Mathilde was being greedy because she wanted to get the men’s attention by looking attractive, beautiful, and elegant. Mathilde wanted to do more than just getting men’s attention; she wanted to seduce them. Mathilde felt like she needed to be wanted. She bought…

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    these features because she wants to be rich and powerful. The author Guy De Maupassant of The Necklace, uses tone to show Madame Loisel’s thoughts and beliefs, emotions and feelings, and actions to affect the reader’s view on the character. One way the author uses tone is through Madame Loisel’s thoughts and beliefs. One example is when she exclaims, “‘It’s just that I have no evening dress so I can’t go to the party’” (Maupassant 610). Madame…

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    dictum that everyone has heard and everyone has found conflicting. Mom always said it is true. Not everyone is honest if the truth could cause trouble. Madame Loisel struggles with being honest in the short story “The Necklace.” The author, Guy de Maupassant, displays the reality that honesty really is the best policy in the story through the use of irony. Mathilde Loisel was embarrassed about being poor, but if she was honest about her wealth she would not have had the initial conflict she had…

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    hunger for luxury. In Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace, the desire for wealth may subsequently result in the most unfavorable consequences. At the beginning of the story, Mathilde indicates that she is not worthy of attending the ball. She presumes that nothing she owns is deserving of wearing. Mathilde claims that, “It annoys me to not have a single jewel, not a single stone, nothing to put on. I shall look like distress. I should almost rather not go at all” (Maupassant). In this…

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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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    “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant (1884) used Madame Mathilde Loisel and Monsieur Loisel dialogue to reveal that she was conceited and her husband was thoughtful. For example, De Maupassant (1884) used Madame Mathilde Loisel her internal thoughts to show she wanted everybody to look and stare at her as she entered the party. Another reason that she was so conceited occurs her husband offered her reasonable pricing, she wanted the most expensive (de Maupassant (1884). Her husband giving…

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