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Guy De Maupassant Guy De Maupassant is famous for his many short stories His women are often shown as immoral or evil His women are selfish and untrustworthy and vain Examples of this can be found in a few of his specific short stories The Necklace The Jewelry and A Wifes Confession Maupassant makes women come across as very vain stuck up beings Many times they think very highly of themselves and will except nothing but the best from jewelry to make-up to clothes and housing In The Necklace the husband brings home a special invitation a grand reception hoping Madame Loisel would be pleased instead she responds by saying What do you expect me to do with that I havent a thing to wear How could I go This leaves the husband feeling like his efforts were worthless and that he had failed to make his wife happy All because she thought she needed to be wearing the best clothes to attend the reception Her husband now felt bad and offered to give up the money he had been saving on his own for a hunting rifle saying faintly Well all right then Ill give you four hundred francs But try to get something really nice She then is not even happy enough with her new dress but has to ask a friend to borrow jewelry which in the end she loses and has to work many years to pay back In The Jewelry Mrs Lantin takes the meaning of vain to a whole new level Her love for jewelry is so great that she entertains a gentleman other than her husband who in turn buys her many fantastic pieces of jewelry She lies to her husband about this jewelry saying they are mere fakes as She got into the habit of suspending in her pretty ears two big cut pebbles fashioned in imitation of diamonds and she wore necklaces of
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