Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young

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Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1849 and died at the tragically young age of 43 in 1892. He was a prolific writer and had written over 300 short stories in his time. Maupassant was considered to be the best author of his time, and probably one of the greatest French authors ever. Not only was he famous but he was very popular with the French audience. Some of Maupassant's stories were based on poverty. This was useful to aid him in his stories as he had a poverty stricken background. People could relate to the themes of his stories as they dealt with everyday situations and this is why it drew in a wide audience. His stories ranged in genre, and because of this many people enjoyed them. They also provided education for some people. His stories were first published in magazines such as "the Strand" and this helped the short story genre become more popular in the 19th century. He based many of his stories in Paris. He may have done this as he knew the area well and this could help him with description. Guy de Maupassant's stories have inspires many other authors and they still do today. "The Necklace" is set in Paris, France. The title of this story is simply and straight to the point so you automatically know what the story is about. It is about a woman born into a lower-middle class family but she feels that she deserves better in life. The general themes in this story are remorse, friendship, love, greed (money), envy, pride and joy. The overall structure of this story is basically telling us that you don't need money to make your life good as long as you have good friends. The story begins with a very descriptive opening of Madame Loisel and the surrounding area "dressed simply", "pretty and charming girls". Its shows how her husband would do anything for her in that her gave up the money he was saving up to buy a hunting gun just to buy her a dress for the ball. Later on she borrowed an exquisite diamond necklace from her rich friend. She realized when she had got home she had lost the necklace this also proved her husbands love as "her husband returned at about seven o'clock in the morning". They bought a new necklace to replace the lost one but it took the losiels' "10 long years" to pay off the necklace. When Madame Losiel met up with her

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