The life of Guy de Maupassant was not an easy one, for when he was just a mere boy, his father had already left him. Henri- René- Albert Guy de Maupassant was eleven when his mother risked social disgrace to obtain a legal separation from her husband, thus, making Guy grow up without the influence of a father and making Guy seek her mother as the most influential figure in his life, which testified to his lifelong belief that women were saints and men were scum (Gregorio, 14-15).
Maupassant’s talent for writing came to be as a surprise, for after deliberately being expelled from a seminary school at Yvetot and being sent to Rounen Lycée, he then proved himself to be a great scholar indulging...
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...f Mathilde as vain to make her a better example to people today that beauty isn’t everything.
Guy de Maupassant’s world is opened in this story for we may be able to see the era in which he lived in, the thoughts of Maupassant about women’s vanity and the different choices life might have had for him.
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