Analysis of the novel «Boule de Suif» by Guy de Maupassant

Created in late 1879, especially for the collection of Les Soirées de Médan («Evenings at Médan»), Boule de Suif («Ball of Fat») has become one of the most famous short stories by Guy de Maupassant. Here the author conveys the real picture of the events of the Franco-Prussian War, the people, who participated in it on both sides, their feelings, thoughts and actions with inimitable skill. Continue reading

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Analysis of the novel «The Necklace» by Guy de Maupassant

Created in 1884, «Necklace» came as an excellent example of a novel with an unexpected ending, forcing the reader to comprehend the narration in a new way. In this novel Maupassant pays reader’s attention to several issues of real life: conflict of desires and possibilities, the discrepancy between the spiritual organization of human and social conditions of the existence, the ruinous influence of bourgeois society upon the soul, human weakness and fear of the more socially-successful people. Continue reading

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Analysis of the novel «The Old Man and the Sea» by Ernest Hemingway

«The Old Man and the Sea» was created by Hemingway in 1951. In this novel the writer tried to convey all his experience in life and literature. Hemingway has created the story for a long time, writing painstakingly every part, every thought and watch of his, in many respects, lyrical hero. Continue reading

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