1 Short Story With Irony

French author Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the greatest French short story writers. Maupassant wrote more than 300 short stories, six novels and three travel books until in 1891, when he went mad. Maupassant’s tales were dark and ironic, he portrayed the bourgeoisie life of Paris and …

… comedy. His stories were usually about simple episodes of everyday life, which revealed hidden sides of people.

La Parure (The Necklace) is one of the celebrated works of Maupassant, a short story filled with irony and dark humor with implicit philosophical message that ‘pride goeth before a fall’ and the fact that pride always brings about a fall. The Necklace revolves around the ordinary and ironic life …

… expensive clothes and jewelry. All her dreams met with dramatic anti-climax as she was married to a little clerk in the Ministry department.

She always had regrets about her life and the irony of fate and there is deep desire inside to join the upper ranks of society. One day she and her husband are finally invited to a high society affair held by the employer …

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