Two Friends Short Story

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“Two friends” was written by Guy De Maupassant. French writer Guy de Maupassant in full Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant, born August 5, 1850, near Dieppe, France. Guy is famous for his short stories, which paint a fascinating picture of French life in the 19th century. He was prolific, publishing over 300 short stories and six novels, but died at a young age after ongoing struggles with both physical and mental health related to syphilis (Turnell & Dumesnil, 2017). “Tone is the attitude projected toward the subject and the audience,” (School, A.H., 2012). In this short story, you get sadness, happiness when they thought of old times and then scared at then end. You read the words, gloomy, dull, and absent-minded. Blockade, starved in its…show more content…
During this time of war, towns around them were empty, you ate what you could find. The first sentence says, “even the sparrows are sparse, and the sewers were being depopulated” (pg. 1234) people were eating whatever they could. The two men enjoyed fishing and because of the weather and the war, they had been unable to enjoy fishing like before. After they had a few drinks, they decided that they would go fishing. They knew that they could get a pass and get to their pond and be able to fish like old times. Figurative languages create vivid impressions by comparison dissimilar things (School, A.H, 2012). In “Two Friends,” there are a few metaphors throughout. The fish are a metaphor for the men - the men cannot go back home because they have been killed like how the fish cannot go back in the water because they will be fried. It shows how fishing caused their end - what they loved to do ultimately killed them. Ironicially because of the war, they haven’t seen each other for a while and were unable to fish together. In the beginning of the story, they met up, went fishing and now because of the war again, they are being separated by

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