The Jewelry (or The False Gems) Questions and Answers
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Please explain the plot, setting, characters, conflict(s), symbols, and themes in "The Jewelry" by Guy De Maupassant.

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This story's setting is Paris, France, as indicated by the places—namely, the restaurants and streets—that are mentioned, and it appears to take place in the later part of the nineteenth century. The protagonist is a man named M. Lantin, and the conflict occurs between M. Lantin and his wife: it is of the character vs. character variety, then. When they married, she had a "modest beauty" and "angelic shyness," and she seemed to all as the "very ideal of that pure good woman" that any young man would want to marry. Lantin is "unutterably happy" with his wife, and they spend six years of joy together.

She grew to love the theater during this time, and she would often spend money on jewelry that he believed to be worth very little: he assumed it was costume jewelry because they could not have afforded the real deal. The narrator says that these were the "only two points upon which he ever found fault with her," and he begged to be excused from her evenings at the theater—perhaps this...

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