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PROFUNDITY OF SYMBOLS IN THE SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT PROPONENTS

CLARISS GAY C. BOLANTE
DIVINE T. CORPUZ
PIA CRISTINA MONTALLANA
DONNA ROSE E. PEDROSO 1. What are the symbols revealed in the selected short stories of
Guy de Maupassant? 2. What do these symbols signify? 3. What are the moods that help in revealing the symbols on the selected short stories of
Guy de Maupassant? Summary of Findings Conclusion Recommendations a. Moonlight
b. The Log
c. Lasting Love
d. The Grave
e. The Umbrella a. Moonlight
b. Kiss on the forehead
c. Log
d. Fire
Content Analysis is a research tool
used to determine the presence
of certain words or concepts
within texts.
Based on the above findings, the following conclusions are presented. The researchers therefore find out that this study; the readers were able to uncover the symbolisms used in the selected short stories of
Guy de Maupassant. e. Coins
f. Grave
g. Umbrella
h. Pieces of Silk Maupassant is considered one of the finest short story writers of all time and a champion of the realist approach to writing. His short stories, noted for their diversity and quality, are characterized by the clarity of their prose and the objective irony of their presentation, as well as their keen evocation of the physical world. To the realist's ideal of scrupulous diction, Maupassant added an economy of language and created a narrative style outstanding in its austere power, simplicity, and vivid sensuousness. Guy de Maupassant used a lot of symbols in his short stories.
In the story Lasting Love, he used coins.
In the story The Grave, he used the grave as a symbol while in the Moonlight he used the moonlight and kiss on the forehead as symbols. Umbrella and pieces of silk were used as symbols in
The Umbrella whereas log and fire were used in the story The Log. The meaning of the following symbols was revealed in the following short stories: moonlight means love and enlightenment while kiss on the forehead denotes gentleness; log stands for redeemer whereas coins imply happiness, sacrifice, and stupidity; grave represents eternal love while umbrella shows cleverness and disagreement and at the same time pieces of silk represents parsimony or stinginess. Through the use of imageries, different moods were reflected in the selected short stories. In the story, Moonlight, the mood is astonishing.
While in the story, The Log, the mood is flirting. Pitiful is the mood that shown in the story Lasting Love; however passionate love is the mood that expressed in The Grave; and lastly The Umbrella has the mood of annoying. 1. What are the symbols revealed
in the selected short stories of
Guy de Maupassant? In the story “Moonlight” the symbol revealed is the kiss on the forehead, in
“ The Log”, fire and log were the symbols, in “Lasting Love” the symbols are the coins, while in “The Grave” the title itself is the symbol
and lastly umbrella and silk in the story “The Umbrella”. 2. What do these symbols signify? In the story Moonlight, the title itself
signifies Love and Enlightenment,
and the kiss in the forehead means gentleness. However, the story The Log, its title implies redeemer and the symbol fire represents danger and betrayal. On the other hand, the story
Lasting Love used coins as a symbol that suggests happiness, possession, sacrifice and stupidity. While in the story The Grave its title denotes eternal love, and lastly in the title of the story
The Umbrella indicates cleverness and disagreement, and the symbol pieces of silk implies parsimony. 3. What are the moods that help in revealing the symbols on the selected short stories of Guy de Maupassant? The mood identified in the story “Moonlight” is Astonishing. It is defined as so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm.
The mood identified in the story “Lasting Love" is Pitiful. It is defined as deserving or arousing pity or commiseration.
The mood identified in the story “The Log” is Flirting. It is defined as a sexual activity involving verbal or written communication as well as body language by one person to another, suggesting aninterest in a deeper relationship with the other person. The mood identified in the story “The Grave” is Passionate Love. It is a state of longing for union with another.

The mood identified in the story “Umbrella" is Annoying. It is defined as causing irritation or annoyance. 1. Guy de Maupassant used a lot of symbols in the selected short stories studied by the researchers. In the first short story “Moonlight” the symbols found are the moonlight and kiss on the forehead. Second, “The Log” which contains log and fire as symbols in the story. Third, in the story “Lasting Love”, the symbol uncovered is coin. The fourth story is “The Grave”, wherein the symbol is the title itself. And lastly, the umbrella and the pieces of silk are the symbols found in the story “The Umbrella”. 2. The researchers presented the meanings
of the following symbols revealed on the selected short stories of Guy de Maupassant through their deep understanding.
> Moonlight (Love and Enlightenment)
> Kiss in the forehead (Gentleness)
> Log (Redeemer)
> Coins (Happiness, Possession, Sacrifice and Stupidity)
> Grave (Eternal Love)
> Umbrella (Cleverness and Disagreement)
> Pieces of Silk (Parsimony) 3. Mood is the situation's atmosphere or characters' feelings in a particular story.
The researchers figured out that the moods were clearly found in the imageries
of the stories because it provides
an enormous amount of information
about the characters and emotions
as the reader reads the lines.
The researchers concluded as well that
there is no better way to set a scene
or mood than by implementing imagery. On the foundation of the outcomes
and conclusions, the researchers presented the following recommendations. 1. Students should be watchful in recognizing
the symbols utilized in the literary work
they are reading because symbols have multiple symbolic meanings.
2. Secondary English Teacher should comprise symbolism in teaching literary works in order to extract the message that the story wants to imply. 3. Advance readings and information about
this study could be a good start
in understanding Maupassant’s literary masterpieces.
4. Students can benefit in this study in a way
that it could serve as a guide and pattern in analyzing and integrating Maupassant’s work
in their study of French Literature.
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