A Sister’s Confession by Guy de Maupassant

In A Sister’s Confession by Guy de Maupassant we have theme of jealousy, love, forgiveness, loneliness, guilt, loss, freedom, sacrifice and connection. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of jealousy. Marguerite when she was younger was jealous of Suzanne’s relationship with Henry. […]

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Two Little Soldiers by Guy de Maupassant

In Two Little Soldiers by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of friendship, connection, love, change, discontent, conflict, betrayal and jealousy. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Maupassant may be exploring the theme of connection. Jean and Luc enjoy each other’s company. So much so that at times […]

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Forgiveness by Guy de Maupassant

In Forgiveness by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of innocence, trust, infidelity, selfishness, control, deceit and forgiveness. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Maupassant may be exploring the theme of innocence. Bertha appears to be naïve of the ways of the world. If anything Bertha has lived […]

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A Coward by Guy de Maupassant

In A Coward by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of honour, fear, doubt, appearance, pride, conflict and insecurity. Taken from his The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Maupassant may be exploring the theme of honour. Signoles takes offence with […]

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Mother Sauvage by Guy de Maupassant

In Mother Sauvage by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of loss, revenge, innocence, hardship and control. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated using a frame narrative and after reading the story the reader realises that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of revenge. Mother Sauvage has deliberately killed the four Prussian soldiers […]

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The Model by Guy de Maupassant

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In The Model by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of guilt, remorse, regret, pity, letting go, honour and love. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story it becomes clear to the reader that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of […]

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Regret by Guy de Maupassant

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In Regret by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of love, acceptance, loneliness, paralysis, uncertainty, letting go and regret. Taken from his Selected Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of love. Savel despite the […]

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A Humble Drama by Guy de Maupassant

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In A Humble Drama by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of escape, connection, loneliness, paralysis, desperation and hope. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the reader senses very early on in the story that de Maupassant is exploring the theme of escape. The narrator recalls how he feels when he sees someone that he might […]

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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

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In The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of materialism, insecurity, discontent, happiness, sacrifice, selflessness, desperation and humility. Taken from his The Complete Short Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of materialism. Mme […]

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The Confession by Guy de Maupassant

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In The Confession by Guy de Maupassant we have the theme of commitment, regret, guilt, jealousy, loss, grief, forgiveness and acceptance. Taken from his The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that de Maupassant may be exploring the theme of commitment. For over […]

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