The Necklace: A Short Story By Guy De Maupassant

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Introduction The necklace is the most famous story by French author Guy De Maupassant. He is the father of the French short story. He perfected the short story genre and made it popular. He wrote around three hundred short stories, between the years of 1880 and 1890. Guy was famous for his twist endings. He didn’t use it in every one of his short stories, but in the one's he did, he was very good. ''The Necklace'' has the most famous of all Guy's twist endings. This is why it is his most famous short story. He was already famous and well known in France, but when he wrote ''The Necklace'' he became famous amongst English-speakers. In face this is why I chose this short story for my term project. Genre As you know ''The Necklace'' is a story…show more content…
Guy was famous for his great talent in his compact plots, and ''The Necklace'' is one of his best. ''The Necklace'' also has some moral messages like ''Be honest''. This is what brings up some doubts, that can it be called a parable or…show more content…
She is obsessed with expensive, beautiful things, and she wants the life that comes with them. We can call her a material woman who wants expensive things. Another thing she desires is rich, handsome, powerful men to admire her. It is said ''men well known and sought after, whose attention all women envied and desired'', then it is said ''she would so much have liked to be pleased, to be envied, to be seductive and sought after''. She is frustrated, because she has the natural looks for all of that, but unfortunately for her, she was born in a poor family, and married a clerk. They lived in an apartment which brought tears to her eyes. She imagined her dream life, but all she could to was to cry, from, from regret, from chagrin, from despair and from distress. She hated her life and probably and her husband too. She may have been greedy and shallow, but at least she is not deluding herself about her
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