Guy de Maupassant

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    if they can achieve the societal standard for beauty, they will finally be happy. However, oftentimes more basic elements bring this sought after state of contentment. In “The Necklace,” a short story set in 19th century France, the author Guy de Maupassant employs simple writing techniques to illustrate…

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    accepted she had to put up a false front. She had to keep up with the Jones in sense. This is a major character flaw that ends up costing her ten years of her life. “She had become the woman of impoverished households-strong and hard and rough” (Maupassant 182). She had become a totally different woman on the outside; aged and worn out. She was no longer the beauty who was worthy of riches and the finery of the…

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    gives up francs to make his wife happy, but then she borrows jewelry from a friend. She had the best night of her life until she loses it. Guy de Maupassant creates tension in the story “The Necklace” with his narrative structure that includes critical information in the exposition and vivid characterization as well as manipulation of time. Guy de Maupassant creates tension starting with the exposition. Madame Loisel was a very greedy woman she did not like anything she had. “She suffered,…

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    The Necklace: Change in Perspective In The “Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel is a middle class French woman who always wants to look like the rich, and feel like it. So you can imagine she is quite thrilled when her and her husband, Monsieur Loisel, are invited to a ball at the Ministry of Education. Her husband buys her a new dress and her friend Madame Forstier lends her a beautiful diamond necklace, but problems arouse when Mme. Loisel loses the necklace. They buy a new one and…

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    aren’t the only ones impacted by fake appearance; adults also will try and appear better than they are to give off a certain Image. This trend didn’t dawn during the past ten years, appearance versus reality has been around as long as humanity. Guy De Maupassant pushes the image of a false reality in both of his short stories, The Jewels and The Necklace. Bling is used as a route to talk about two couples whose appearance hurt their reality. Jewelry is a long standing sign of wealth and…

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    The Necklace Setting

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    In the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde Loisel, a lovely woman told her husband that she needed jewellery for the ball. Her husband had a marvellous idea, he said to go ask Madame Forestier, her friend, to lend her jewellery because she was rich. Guy de Maupassant uses plot, setting and character to show the reader the theme that you should appreciate what you have. The first way Guy de Maupassant shows the theme is through saying that Mathilde Loisel is sad and poor,…

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    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 in common, but if reread over a couple more times, these two stories do have several similarities, such as the settings of…

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    situational irony. Situational irony is when the opposite of what the readers expect to happen occurs in a story. This creates an element of surprise. In “The Ransom of Redchief” by O. Henry, situational irony generates a humorous effect. Similarly, Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony in the necklace so that the reader feels sorry for the main character in “The Necklace”. These two stories highlight how authors use situational irony to affect the audience’s emotions. In “The Ransom of…

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    Mme Loisel In The Necklace

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    also the evidence that they live in a wealthy period of time where people had a lot of money. Everyone looked good with expensive items at their disposition, and that is what makes Mme Loisel a little bit jealous in my opinion. I think that Guy de Maupassant is trying to send a message and that the moral of the story is that you have to tell the truth. No matter what you do wrong or right, always tell the truth. Otherwise, things like in “The Necklace” will…

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    Theme Of The Tone Of A Lawyer's Wife

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    the home.” (Maupassant, 512) The tone displayed from her feelings of the daily routine express her desire for more adventure and love within her own life rather than just the same old boring routine. Another contributing element is her view of the streets of Paris and what she envisions they hold. She envisions that, “The boulevards seemed to her a kind of abyss of human passions, and she did not doubt that the houses that lined them concealed mysteries of prodigious love.” (Maupassant, 512) The…

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