Guy de Maupassant Writes in Third Person

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In third person, the narrator is like another character that can see everyone in the story's point of view. This way, the author can tell you what all of the characters are thinking. A writer's choice of a type of narrator is crucial for the way a story is perceived by the reader. Guy de Maupassant uses a third-person limited perspective and the narrator reveals the thoughts and feelings of one character. Explicit narration directly reveals the main character’s internal and external conflict. Guy de Maupassant's limited third person narrator creates a vivid character, struggling to acknowledge her lower class and teaches a powerful theme about the dangers of envy . The symbolism throughout the story strengthens Mathilde’s internal conflict about being in a lower class. Guy de Maupassant uses a third person limited narrator to characterize the depressed, ungrateful character, Mathilde, who is consumed with envy. Mathilde is described as pessimistic and jealous of wealthy, elegant women. Beautiful Mathilde Loisel was born into a family of clerks, and her utter conviction that her place in life is a mistake of destiny leads her to live her life in a constant rebellion against her circumstances. Her desire for wealth is a constant pain and distress. She cannot visit her wealthy friend Madame Forestier without being overcome with jealousy, and the idea of going to a party without expensive clothes drives her to tears. Mathilde is a jealous woman who will do anything in her

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