Potrayal of women in the select short stories of guy de Maupassant
This paper focuses on Guy De Maupassant’s women characters. Maupassant’s personal life was not a happy one and his own experience of life is brought out through the characters like the strong mother who repents for her sins in “The mother and son”, the story “The Father”, shows the women characters to be more powerful in the bond than the men characters. The characters Berthe and Ravet prove to be loyal to their husbands in the story “A Wedding Gift”. The women in “The Diamond Necklace” are self-centred creatures who control the men with their sexuality, and end up damaging the men’s life. Thus, he has portrayed good and bad characters through his stories and also tells about the strengths and weaknesses of women.