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Pre Twentieth Century Coursework. "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant. Question. Guy de Maupassant is regarded as "one of the greatest masters of the short story in world literature". How does your reading of his work "Vendetta" support this? I think that Guy de Maupassant is "one of the greatest masters of the short story in world literature". He was born in 1850 and died in 1893. He has written more than two hundred stories in thirteen years. I will be writing about the structure, narrative voice the scene and the characters. I will also write about the tension and the turning point. I am going to be writing about one of his stories "Vendetta". "Vendetta" is a good example of a short story. Short stories were popular in the nineteenth century because when people wanted to pass time one person from the family would read. At the end of the nineteenth century people could read and write. ...read more.


After that we come to the development. The development starts off with Antoine's murder. The body of her son is brought home and it is buried. She and the dog are distraught. The woman promises the "Vendetta". Thirdly is the complication. During this the widow is very weak and there is no living men left in the family to carry out the "Vendetta" out. She gets an idea and starts to train the dog. She goes to prey for forgiveness. She then waits until the right time. The most exciting part is the climax. In this part the dog rips out his throat. This is the moment of revenge. The story ends with the resolution. It ends on a cliffhanger. The story ends on a cliffhanger so that if Guy de Maupassant or some other author wants to write another book then he can. In the exposition Maupassant creates an atmosphere that is vicious and harsh. ...read more.


She promises the "Vendetta" and thinks of a cunning plan to get her own back on Nicholas for killing her son Antoine. In the story of "Vendetta" the main character is the old widow. She lived in an old house on her own with her son and his dog. She suffers the loss of her son in paragraph three. In the next couple of paragraphs she tries not to show her feelings but doesn't get very far. In the last few paragraphs she shows how clever she is because she comes up with a plan. We then find out she goes to ask for forgiveness. She carries on showing how clever she is when she dresses up as an old man when she goes to do the "Vendetta". When she goes to do the "Vendetta" she takes the dog with her after she had trained the dog to rip out someone's neck when she says "Tare him, Tare him". The dog plays a big part in the "Vendetta" because he is the one that actually kills Nicholas. Kimberley Sherriff. 10CC. "Vendetta" English Coursework. ...read more.

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