Analysis Of Letter Found On A Corpse By Guy De Maupassant

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What do you think when you hear, ¨If you are not mine, you are no one´s¨? This story is about how love turned into death, and how a man is capable of anything for a woman to ¨love¨ him. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular nineteenth-century French writer. Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of modern short story. The majority of his stories are related to the people that died on the Franco-Russian war, and war itself. His short stories are based on how people lived at the end of the nineteenth-century. The majority of his stories are characterized by their economy of style and how people are able to solve their problems. (Encyclopedia 2017). Letter Found on a Corpse, is a nostalgic short story that views love as death, how a wonderful thing can turn into a dark obsession and destruction; how somebody is capable of anything for love, even though it was not meant to be. This story is how a person finds a ¨suicide¨ letter written by a dead man after a romantic encounter. The dead man explains what happened to the woman he loved, and killed. The character gets asked if he has ever been in love, he certainly denies it, and explains why… His reason? ¨Never have I been under the influence of that sort of intoxication of the heart which we call love¨ (Pg. 100). He actually was, but that love was not meant to be, he gave up on love, because he thought that he could never love somebody like he loved that girl that met one night. In this short

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