The Jewerly

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Maupassant, Guy De, “The Jewelry.” The Norton Introduction to Literature Shorter Ten Edition, 10th ed. Allison Booth and Kelly J Mays. New York: Norton, 2010 pp.58-63 Print.

Natasha Caldwell
Professor Sims
English 1B
March 14, 2013

Outline

”She ruled his home with an economy so adroit that they really seemed to live in luxury. It was impossible to conceive of any attentions, tenderness, playful caresses which she did not lavish upon her husband; and such charm of her person that, six years after he married her, he loved her even more than he did the first day.” The Psychological criticism is affluent throughout this short story. The author gives vivid notations, reflecting the love this man has for his wife and his distaste for the love she has for her own pleasures. There is a deep emotional connection about the significance of these jewels, the wife loves just as much as she loves her husband. The plot is introduces the Marxist Criticism with the references to the how the couple lives about the means with modest income.

“Her husband, who felt shocked by this love of tinsel and show, would often say – “My dear, when one has not the means to afford real jewelry, one should appear adorned with one’s natural beauty and grace only -- and these are the rarest jewels.”

As the author describes the rare love of the couple, the pleasantries used by the husband to sway his wife not to adorn herself in faux jewelry pushes the reader into questioning the authenticity of the jewelry. As the author describes the rare love of the couple, the pleasantries used by the husband to sway his wife not to adorn herself in faux jewelry pushes the reader into questioning the authenticity of the jewelry. “My dear, when one has not the means to afford real jewelry, one should appear adorned with one’s natural beauty and grace only – and these gifts are the rarest of jewels.” The reflection of validity of the jewels values are put on display as well as...
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