The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (PDF) by ert634


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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
1. Setting: Describe the setting of the story. (setting is both time and place)

2. Exposition: How many paragraphs is the exposition and what do you learn about Mme. Loisel?

3. Describe the two main conflicts using details from the story. Next identify type of conflict each represents
   and if each is internal or external. (All three pieces of info. are needed for each conflict.)

Conflict #1:

Conflict #2:

4. Foreshadowing: Quote a line of foreshadowing (hint – jeweler). State what discovery or event the
   foreshadowing predicts.

5. Irony: Identify two examples of irony in the story and explain why each is ironic.
Irony #1.

 Irony #2.

6. What is the mood of the piece? What events, character details, or descriptions help convey the mood?
   (Remember, a reader infers the mood; It is the feeling that the work evokes in you.)

7. Circle the word that best indicates the tone. The tone is the attitude the author takes towards his or her work
   or characters. In the blank space below, JUSTIFY your selection.
       Sympathies                Indifference            Judgmental                 Moralistic
8. Toward the end of the story, Maupassant (the author) writes,

       “How would it have been if she had not lost that necklace? Who knows? Who knows? How
       singular is life and how full of changes! How small a thing will ruin or save one!”

Do the sacrifices that the Loisels make in order to replace the necklace “ruin” Mme. Loisel or “save” her?
Write one paragraph in which you answer this question from your point of view. Support your opinion with
specific details from the story. Avoid using “I” (“I think,” I believe,”).

9. Write a seven sentence summary in the same sequence as you were taught with “Raymond’s Run.”
   Sentence One:
    Start your summary by stating the story’s title, author, setting and main character(s).
   Sentence Two:
    Next, identify the central conflict of the story.
   Sentences Three, Four and Five:
    Go on to provide the three main events of the plot in the story.
    Use organizing words like, first, second, and third.
   Sentence Six:
    State the resolution of the story’s main conflict. (Connect it back to the conflict.)
   Sentence Seven:
    Lastly, evaluate the story. What was effective in the story? (Do not use the word “I”!)

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