“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant

Read the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant and fill out the question. All the Question don’t need to be long

mlaShort Story Questions

 

 What is the setting of the story (time/place)? (2 marks)

 

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 Using the chart found below, list the Characters. Be sure to identify the characters as either a Protagonist (P), an Antagonist (A), or as a Flat character (F).  Also, check as to whether the character is a Major or Minor character and if they are either Round, Static or Developing. (5 marks for a complete chart)

 Name of CharacterP/A/FMajorMinorRoundStaticDeveloping/Dynamic                                                               

 

 Choose one of the characters from the chart above and in a short paragraph explain in detail what type of character they are. (5 marks for quality and evidence of thought)

 

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 Identify (check) the conflict of the story (1 mark)

 

_____ Man vs. man – external struggle between two or more individuals

_____ Man vs. himself – internal struggle concerning emotion and decision

_____ Man vs. nature – external struggle between man and an element of nature.

 Briefly defend/explain your choice. Try to provide an example from the story

(3 marks for quality and evidence of thought and effort).

 

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 What Point of View is used in the story (check one)? (1 mark)

 

___ Objective ___First Person ____ Third Person ___Omniscient ___ Limited

 Who is the narrator (who is telling the story)?  (1 mark) ______________________

 In your own words, describe what you think the theme of the story is. (2 marks for quality of thought and evidence of effort)

 

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 Were there any symbols in the story? If so, what were they and how are they related to the theme? (2 marks for quality of explanation)

 

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 Provide an example from the short story that you read of at least one of the following literary devices:MetaphorSimileAlliterationPersonification

 

 

 

 

 

……………..Answer Preview………………What is the setting of the story (time/place)? (2 marks)

 

The story takes place in 19th century (the second half) at Loisel’s apartment in Rue des Martyrs, in Paris, France.

 Using the chart found below, list the Characters. Be sure to identify the characters as either a Protagonist (P), an Antagonist (A), or as a Flat character (F).  Also, check as to whether the character is a Major or Minor character and if they are either Round, Static or Developing. (5 marks for a complete chart)……………………

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