Lantin, in this story he has complicated emotional changes. In the beginning of the story, he truly loved his wife, we can see in the context that after his wife’s death, “Monsieur Lantin’s despair was so great that his hair became white in one month”, “time did not assuage his grief”. However, life is tough, he couldn’t bear it, finally “one evening, finding himself without a cent in his pocket”, therefore, “immediately the thought occurred to him of disposing of his wife’s paste jewels”. After he knew his wife had affairs, even though he was ashamed he sold all the jewels and ignored the clerks’ sneer. I think, this is the power of money, it can totally change a person as time goes on.
She seemed to make a joke of her husband’s impressionability, “Look! are they not lovely? One would swear they were real” (de Maupassant, 30). Monsieur Lantin’s vision was clouded by what he presumed to be true love, not allowing him to see through the lie. This aspect of the story expresses to readers the difference between appearance and reality.
Lancelot was dependable, intelligent, powerful and marvelous. Regrettably he managed to fall in love with Queen Guinevere. Although she could not withstand his desirability and they became paramours. Since they were lovers the relationship had to remind a secret. Sir Meliagaunt however
Consumed by sorrow and suffering destitution, Monsieur Lantin had no choice but to sell his wife’s fake jewel for a mouthful of rice. What shocked him is that those ‘false gems’ were all real and worth much money. He sold his wife’s gems and became rich, and eventually married another woman who was virtuous in fact, bad-tempered though, which gave him much sorrow. On the
Maupassant first shows irony thourgh Mathilde’s life,“The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born... into a family of clerks… Mathilde suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries.”(Maupassant, 1) Mathilde feels like she deserves all the luxuries in life, because of the sole fact that she is pretty, she had no money nor rank; she still believed that she should be wed to rich men, this is an example of situational irony. Maupassant also shows irony thourgh Mathilde’s actions, “Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she threw the invitation on the table crossly, muttering: ‘What do you wish me to do with that?’" (Maupassant, 1)This quote would also be an example of situational irony,
It appears that around every tree, around every bend in the round, and in any castle of village that the knight encounters, there is a damsel in need of his help, which almost always requires some sort of knightly violence.While Lancelot strives to serve all women, it is the figure of Guinevere and his devotion to her that produces his constant need to prove himself with deeds of physical valor or gentlemanly behaviour. Depicted as a true lover, the representation of Lancelot’s masculinity is characterized by devotion and
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant The Necklace is a famous French author during in 19th century, Guy de Maupassant, and this author had been worked about 300 stories. The most significantly there is One of the most well- known short stories of Maupassant’s is “The Necklace” . Moreover, this story has established since 17th February 1884 from the French newspaper. In briefly this story, it described story of Mathilde Loisel who is gorgeous woman and she has her own mind to be rich and extravagance. After she got married she could not get all those wonderful jewels that she had ever dreamt about due to lack of financial .Even her husband’s love and caring attitude cannot comfort and make her feel happiness.
Queen Guinevere is one of the main characters from the well known Arthurian legends. She is a Scottish princess who marries King Arthur of England and becomes his Queen. She is most commonly known for committing adultery with Sir Lancelot, who is one of King Arthur’s knights. The Knight of the Cart, written by Chrétien De Troyes during the Middle Ages, this legend is about how Sir Lancelot goes on a quest to rescue Guinevere, and their infamous night together in her bed. The poem by W.E.B.
However, Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were famous for helping the poor and disadvantage. She and her husband made donations regularly and Marie Antoinette provided employment on her farm. Before and during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette was said to lead an extravagant life, hosting lavish parties and gambling. While there is evidence supporting that this was true, Marie Antoinette showed more concern for the poor than many others in the upper class, and later on, when Marie Antoinette had children and matured, her expenditures would be reduced and gambling would become nothing more than “a folly of youth that she outgrew” (Charlotte), and her spendings, despite being high, did not contribute a lot to the already huge debt the French government owed.Meanwhile, the allegations that Marie Antoinette were just outright fiction, as Marie Antoinette was faithful to her husband. Her political influence was almost negligible, as although Marie Antoinette attempted to advance Austrian interests in France, her attempts were mostly failures, and being uninterested in politics, Marie Antoinette would only use politics as a way to secure favors from her friends.
Ironies in The False Gems D01夏春雨 As an active form of literature device,irony involves a discrepancy between what is anticipated to be true and what is actually true.Irony is used throughout Guy de Maupassant’s The False Gems.Next,I’ll analysis some of them. Mr.Lantin found fault with only two of his wife’s tastes:Her love for the theatre,and her taste for imitation jewelry.May be Mr.Lantin doesn’t like theatre himself,or maybe he think going to theatre is the waste of money,so he doesn’t want his wife to go to theatre.He doesn’t like his wife’s taste of imitation jewelry because he thinks that as she can’t afford to buy real jewelry,she should appear adorned with her beauty and modesty alone.Ironically,if Mr.Lantin knew the truth of Mrs.Lantin’s love of the theatre and the “imitation jewelry”,he would not just consider them as faults,and he would be very angry with her. Mrs.Lantin agreed to go theatre without obliging her husband to accompany her,and it made Mr.Lantin infinite delighted.Mr.Lantin’s absence gave a chance to Mrs.Lantin to start her affair.If Mr.Lantin knew this,he would not be delighted. “Mrs.Lantin lavished the most delicate attentions on her husband,coaxed and fondled him.”It seems Mrs.Lantin loved her husband very much,but her behaviors which contain her “love” are just used to make Mr.Lantin love her so that he couldn’t perceive her affair. “What can I do?I am so fond of jewelry.It is my only weakness.We cannot change our