The jewelry guy. The False Gems by Guy de Maupassant 2019-01-08

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Read The Jewels of M. Lantin by Guy de Maupassant

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When Maupassant was eleven years old, his parents got separated. He was the first son of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, both from prosperous bourgeois families. He put it in his pocket, and started out in search of what seemed a reliable jeweler's shop. She is completely indulged in the material possessions of life and is focused on the items she does not have rather than what she owns. Mathilde asks for 400 francs. She looks through every item in Mme.

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Short Stories, by Guy de Maupassant : part76

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After Mathilde disagrees, he suggests borrowing something from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier. We cannot change our nature. He dressed and went out. The details may seem unimportant, however they can result in a greater outcome. He asked to be taken home, and, when he reached the house, he shut himself up in his room, and wept until nightfall. And you, didn't you notice it? Loisel has to his name.

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The Jewelry by Guy de Maupassant Essay

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She opposed this arrangement, at first; but, after much persuasion, finally consented, to the infinite delight of her husband. Reality could be tricky; most of us including myself depending on scenarios of our lives tend to give in to ideas which are not applicable to reality as a whole. This in turn raises the question of whether Mme. Instead of telling Madame Forestier she lost her necklace, Mathilde and her husband decide to buy her a new one. It was all over, for her.

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Essay The Jewelry by Guy de Maupassant

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By contrasting the appearances of Mathilde and Mme. He devoted his spare time to writing novels and short stories. Maupassant contrasts this with the almost romantic description of the party that the Loisels attend, at which Mathilde wore the titular necklace. In the pages his fictional character, the narrator, chronicles his journey into madness while fighting an unseen beast. Set in Paris, The Jewelry centered on Monsieur Lantin, a chief clerk in the Department of the Interior, and his wife, who was unnamed throughout the story. Loisel realizes that she lost the necklace.

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The Necklace

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You know her well enough for that. These circumstances allowed him to emerge as the protagonist — the loving husband who was cheated on by his late first wife and was trapped in a loveless second marriage. Maupassant first published it in French on February 17, 1884 in a daily newspaper called Le Gaulois, where he worked as an editor. Loisel's tale after ten years, it is suspicious that a woman of a higher class would not be able to tell the difference. It was Madame Forestier, still young, still beautiful, still charming. Forestier the sad story of the necklace and her ten years of poverty, and she does. Her husband returned at about seven o'clock.

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The False Gems by Guy de Maupassant

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She fastened it around her neck, over her high-necked dress, and stood lost in ecstasy as she looked at herself. It must be in the cab. But she was born into a clerk's family and ends up marrying another clerk, so she can't afford the clothing, accessories, and household items that she wants, which makes her unhappy. The sight of the little Brenton girl who did her housework filled her with terrible regrets and hopeless fantasies. The dreadful debt must be paid.

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The Jewelry by Guy de Maupassant: Summary, Themes & Analysis

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Loisel doesn't know what to do, and offers to buy his wife a dress, so long as it's not too expensive. He delighted in clever plotting, and served as a model for and in this respect. He found fault with only two of her tastes: Her love for the theatre, and her taste for imitation jewelry. At length he found one, and went in, feeling a little ashamed to expose his misery, and also to offer such a worthless article for sale. She waited all day, in the same state of blank despair from before this frightful disaster. Some would even say that he is the father of the modern short story or at least one of the fathers. The Jewelry Maupassant effectively portrays a marriage that is misunderstood through manipulation, distrust, and deception.

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What Is the Irony at the End of

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. On all hands he only saw the cruelty, the bestiality, above all, the ineffable stupidity of mankind. I consider it worth fifteen thousand at the most. She lavished the most delicate attentions on her husband, coaxed and fondled him; and so great was her charm that six years after their marriage, Monsieur Lantin discovered that he loved his wife even more than during the first days of their honeymoon. Whereupon the proprietor took from a drawer eighteen large bills, counted, and handed them to Monsieur Lantin, who signed a receipt; and, with trembling hand, put the money into his pocket. He decided quickly, ran across the street, in order not to have time for reflection, and rushed into the store. Reality is in the eyes of the beholder and no one can really change that, all of us are born dreamers.

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The Jewelry by Guy de Maupassant: Summary, Themes & Analysis

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I'll go and find a cab. I am so fond of jewelry. It was worth at most 500 francs! The only things about her that he finds irritating are her love for the theater and the gaudy fake jewelry she wears. Forestier would have recognized the substitution; though she does not let on that she recognizes any difference upon seeing the replacement for the first time and seems genuinely surprised when she hears Mme. Monsieur Lantin had met the young girl at a reception at the house of the second head of his department, and had fallen head over heels in love with her. He was happier with a woman who was unfaithful and dishonest, although he didn't know it, just as he didn't know that her false gemstones were actually the real thing.

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