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M Lantin is a seventeenth century character in Guy De Maupassants story The Jewelry which Maupassant wrote in th late eighteen hundreds Lantin is a chief accountant whom falls in love with a girl after hearing others speak of her perfection He demands the hand of this daughter of a widow and they are wed He was happy with all she did for him as his wife Yet he was not quite fond of two of her idiosyncrasies her love of the theater and her gaudy false jewelry Though she had satisfied his request to allow him to stay in from the nights at the theater she would still tease him with her jewelry One night after she came home from one of her nights at the theater Lantins wife became ill and died eight days later Latin was then grief stricken His hair became white he would sob uncontrollably and he fell into poverty He was in need of money one day and sold his wifes fake jewelry Upon consulting a jeweler he found that his wifes tawdry adornments where not made of false material at all but were actually real and worth a fortune Lantin was no longer a grieving man He quit his job the very day he came upon his wifes shrouded fortune and that night he used his wealth to indulge himself in gluttonous celebration Lantin soon found another woman and wed her Yet he found himself to be discontent with her M Lantins first marriage is based on the fact that he wishes to be the envy of his towns men Lantin wants to have a wife who will be pleasing in the eyes of everyone he meets He wants to make sure that no one will look at him and mention that his wife is not as good as theirs That is why he falls in love with the widows daughter For she is said to
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