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    • "The Necklace" Page 219-227 By:Guy de Maupassant Group 7: Halle, Savannah, Lillie
    • Guy de Maupassant
        • 1850-1893
        • world's greatest short story writer
        • author of Frech literature
        • spent occasional Sundays with a French novelist, Gustave Flaubert(mother's childhood friend)
        • late 1869-July of 1871 he served in the Franco-Prussian War
        • government clerk
        • devoted his free time to writing
        • at age 30 he published his own book in a volume of stories by up-and-coming authors(Flaubert declared it a masterpiece)
        • built himself a villa, purchased a boat, and traveled to Europe
        • 1880-1890 he authorized 300 short stories, 6 novelist, 3 travel books, and his own number of verses
        • said writting should aim not at "telling a story or entertaining us or touching our hearts but at forcing us to think and understand the deeper hidden meaning of events."
    • Vocabulary
        • incessantly-adv.:endlessly; constantly
        • disconsolate-adj.: so unhappy that nothing can comfort; hopeless and depressed
        • aghast-adj.: filled with fear, horror, or amazement
        • gamut-n.:the entire range or series of something
        • privation-n.:the lack of the comforts or basic necessities of life
    • Theme
    • Story Plot
    • Literary Elements
    • "Dig Deeper"
    • "The Necklace" Quiz
        • Mme. Loisel's husband handed her an item after he returned home from work. What was it?
        • Why did Mme. Loisel say she couldn't attend the evening reception the first time?
        • How much did Mme. Loisel's outfit cost?
        • What did M. Loisel set aside the money used for Mme. Loisel's dress for? Why?
        • Who did Mme. Loisel borrow a superb diamond necklace from?
        • Around what time did Mme. Loisel leave the evening reception?
        • When did Mme. Loisel notice the necklace was gone?
        • The original diamond necklace was only _______.
    • Answer Key
        • envolope with printed card inside that was asking if M. and Mme. Loisel to attend an evening reception
        • she didn't have an evening dress
        • four hundred francs
        • a rifle, so that the following summer he could join some friends who were getting up a group to shoot larks on the plain near Nanterre
        • Mme. Forestier
        • around 4 o' clock
        • while looking in the mirror
        • paste