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Two Friends

english project

elizabeth fleming

on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Two Friends

History of Author Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850. His parents separated when he was 11 years old. He enrolled himself in the army as a government clerk. After he was dismissed from duty he went through many struggles. For example he tired cutting his throat open during the year of 1891, and after that year he was put in a mental home for the last 18 months of his life. Characters Monsieur Morissot is a watchmaker, he is friends with Monsieur Sauvage who is a fisherman. They both love to fish with each other on nice warm days. They had not seen each other in a very long time because of the war. They are very different in their personalities but when they are together they just seen to get along. plot summary: Background of France This story takes place during the 1870's. During this time period there was a war going on and this author took advantage of that for the plot. Critical Thinking Questions 1. Why do you think it was a bad idea that they went fishing?

2. What do you think these two characters thought as they were about to die?

3. Do you think they knew the secret? If so, then why didn't they tell the soldier? Two Friends Plot Summary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233552/plotsummary Amazon Company. 10 December 2012.

Guy de Maupassant biography.
http://classiclit.about.com/od/maupassantguy/p/aa_gdemaupass.htm About Company. 10 December 2012 by Elizabeth Fleming Two Friends This story takes place in Paris, France in January 1871. The two main characters are Monsieur Morissot and Monsieur Sauvage. The first a watchmaker, the other a fisherman. They bump into each other and decided that they want to go fishing. At the end of the story they were captured and are given a choice between life and death, do they take it? Works Cited
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