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"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

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Transcript of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
Author
Famous short story author
Characterization
pg. 294: "Error of Fate"?
Characterization
pg. 295: Why does the author mention the "Three day old cloth"
Cause and Effect
pg. 295: How do you expect Madame Loisel to respond to the invitation?
Characterization
What does Madame Loisel do to get jewelry?
Known for his surprise endings
He wrote over 300 short stories and six novels
Background
The emerging European middle class
What does the author tell you directly about the young woman in the first two paragraphs?
Direct Characterization:
The writer (speaking it through a narrator) simply tells readers about a character
Indirect Characterization:
The writer gives clues to a character by presenting the character's actions, words, and thoughts
Do you think the husband notices the three day old cloth?
What does the husband's comment reveal indirectly about his character?
Cause and Effect
How is the main character's life different from her friend's?
Why do visits to her rich friend always fill the young woman with despair?
Why is the husband surprised by his wife's reaction to the party invitation?
Characterization
pg. 335: Why is Madame Loisel still dissatisfied even though she has a new dress?
What does Madeame Loisel's comment reveal indirectly about her attitude and values?
What spoils her evening?
How does Mr. Loisel try to recover the necklace?
What action does Madame Loisel take?
What does this reveal about their characters?
Cause and Effect
pg. 300: Summarize Madame Forestier's attitude when Madame Loisel returns the necklace.
What does Madame Loisel fear Madame Forestier's reaction will be?
What do they plan to do?
How does Madame Loisel begin to change?
What does Madame Loisel find out about the necklace?
What is M. Loisel willing to sacrifice so that his wife can buy a dress?
What can you infer about M. Loisel's feelings for his wife?
Theme?
Objectives
Analyze cause and effect in the short stories
Identify types of characterization
1850-1893
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