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Guy de Maupassant
19th century French member of aristocratic family, who's wealth was lost in Franco-Prussian war. After being forced to become a clerk, he started writing short stories. He is a master, writing 300 stories before his early death. His characters are suddenly caught up in forces beyond their control
France(Prussian War)Paris is suffering under a blockade,finally surrendering on January 28, 1871
What is the significance of the first paragraph?
The people are so starved there are eating Sparrows and rats
The friends names
M.Sauvage & M.Morissot
How did the 2 friends start their friendship?
Arden fisherman, enjoy surroundings, somedays they did not speak, they knew each other admirably
2.Wisps of Haze
3.Rudy as fire
Contrast what is going on in the men's lives with the weather
The past was peaceful and know that it's autumn they have more anxiety and stress
How are they able to get past the blockade?
Their friend gives them a pass
Guarded the blockade around Paris
What details suggested presence of Prussians?
Pillaging, masculine, destroying the cities, desolation
How does there mood change when they begin fishing?
They become happy and forget about everything but fishing
What sounds cause them to discuss the war and what are their thoughts?
Smoke up of the mountain and cannon fire, political problems "people are worse than animals", always war,"stupid"
Name the specific horrors of war
Death , life's disrupted
Why do they go fishing?
It's a beautiful day and they had a drink
Who appears and what happens to the two men?
Prussian officers, they are captured
Why are they captured? Reasonable?
They are thought to be spies, yes
What are they ordered to do?
Give the password
Describe the scene before their death
They are tied up with Prussian officers facing their guns at them, and the Prussian officer stares at them to give the password.
Do you consider them heroes?
What is ironic about the ending?
The Prussian officers inhumanity,bodies of men thrown in the river that brought them joy,soldiers eat fish the men are killed for catching
Urgent, terrible, calling for a quick action
Things that slow something or someone down or that get in the way
State of calm or peace
Intensely enthusiastic or devoted
Carefree, easy attitude
Become less strong, severe, or intense
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