Presentation on theme: "“The Necklace” By: Darby, Emily, and Zack. By: Guy de Maupassant He is from France! He is one of the world’s greatest short story writers! He’s inspired."— Presentation transcript:
By: Guy de Maupassant He is from France! He is one of the world’s greatest short story writers! He’s inspired by the hard working lives and colorful language and customs of peasants and sailors! He served in the Franco-Prussian war and it gave him great distaste for war! He believes that writing is not about entertaining or touching our hearts but is about finding the deeper meaning of events!
Vocabulary Incessantly- endlessly; constantly I cried incessantly over my dog’s death. Disconsolate- so unhappy that nothing can comfort. Hopeless and depressed! The widowed wife was disconsolate for many years. Aghast- filled with fear, horror, or amazement! Tony was aghast once he saw his dog’s body in a tree.
More vocab… Gamut- entire range or series of something *Sandy and I have collected the gamut of Harry Potter books! Privation- lack of the comforts or basic necessities of life. *My privations have always been a constant problem.
Theme!! Always tell the truth because if you do not, your lies will come back to haunt you. Lies will only cause trouble while the truth has some good embedded in it. In the story, if the women would have admitted that she had lost the necklace, her friend would have been upset and wouldn’t have let her borrow jewelry again! However, because she lied, she spent her entire life paying off a necklace that wasn’t even worth 500 francs.
Plot Chart!!! Characters- Mrs. Loisel and Mr. Loisel, Madam Forestier. Setting- France Theme- Always tell the truth because if you don’t, your lies will come back to haunt you. Basic Situation- Mrs. Loisel borrowed a necklace from a friend but lost it and had to replace it. Internal Conflict- Mrs. Loisel hated being poor and not having nice things.
Still Plot Chart… External Conflict- Mr. and Mrs. Loisel had to find a necklace that looked just like the one they lost. Complications- Mrs. Loisel lost the necklace, and they are poor. Climax- When Mrs. Loisel saw Madam Forestier 10 years later. Resolution- Mrs. Loisel finds out that they worked non-stop for 10 years when the necklace wasn’t even real diamonds.
Still Plot chart… Protagonist- Mrs. Loisel Antagonist- necklace Dynamic- Mr. & Mrs. Loisel Static- Madam Forestier
Literary Element! 3 rd person omniscient- narrator that knows everything about the characters and events and may reveal details that the characters themselves could not reveal. They are not a character in the story.
Digging Deeper… This story is a lot like the movie “Shark Tale”. In Shark Tale, Oscar wants to live the high life on top of the reef being “somebody”. He wants it so bad and he doesn’t notice until later when he had lost everything and he realizes that what he wanted and needed all along was right in front of him. (Angie) In “The Necklace”, the woman had a great husband, a reasonable home, and a good way of life. However, she blew it off just to be beautiful, desired. What she didn’t realize was that she was desired by her husband, beautiful among others in the street, and popular with all her friends. She was blinded by dreams of which she was already living!