Two Friends By Guy De Maupassant Analysis

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In the short story "Two Friends" is set during the Franco-Prussian War between 1870–71. It was a conflict between France and Prussia that signaled the rise of German military power and imperialism. It was provoked by Otto von Bismarck (the Prussian chancellor) as part of his plan to create a unified German Empire. “Two Friends” is a fascinating story written by Guy de Maupassant. The story is about two guys who meet in Paris during the war that brought them nothing but sorrow, poverty, and hunger, taking away the pleasures of life, freedom, and peace. Guy de Maupassant enjoyed being near water. He was passionate about the sea and rivers. In his story, distant friends run into each other and decide to relive a peaceful activity they once…show more content…
For example, Colonel Dumoulin’s loyalty toward Monsieur Sauvage leads to the death of Sauvage. Likewise, Monsieur Morissot’s loyalty toward Sauvage causes Morissot to lose his life. Similarly, the loyalty of some Prussian soldiers toward the Prussian government causes these soldiers to engage in the fault of murder. This essay is to demonstrate how loyalty was corrupted in the short story “Two Friends” by analyzing the following aspects. Dumoulin’s loyalty toward Monsieur Sauvage leads to the death of Sauvage, Morissot’s loyalty toward Sauvage causes Morissot to lose his life, and the reliability of some Prussian soldiers toward the Prussian government causes these fighters to commit…show more content…
On this note, these Prussian soldiers encounter two French individuals who are carrying on with fishing activities. The Prussian soldiers ascertain that the French fishermen were not hurt. Nevertheless, in line with a specific Prussian battle code, these Prussian soldiers murder the French fishermen in cold blood. The Prussian soldiers demonstrate loyalty toward the Prussian government; these soldiers disposed of French citizens. Even though they managed to show loyalty to the Prussian government, the Prussian soldiers nevertheless engage in the wrongdoing of murder. The Prussian soldiers murdered the French citizens who did not present any apparent danger. Through this situation “Two Friends” underlines the idea that loyalty can bring serious problems. In conclusion, “Two Friends” highlighted the damaging nature of loyalty in many ways. For instance, Dumoulin’s loyalty toward Monsieur Sauvage leads to the death of Sauvage. Similarly, Morissot’s loyalty toward Sauvage caused Morissot to lose his life. Including the commitment of some Prussian soldiers to the Prussian government causes these soldiers to commit
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