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About the Author • French shortstory writer and novleist Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) • About everyday life of the simple & humble people • French critical realist of the 19th century （批判现实主义者） • Famous works
Boul de Suif 《羊脂球》 • A Woman’s Life 《她的一生》 • The Diamond Necklace
The Necklace • It’s a diamond necklace. • It’s a kind of jewellery. • It’s worth thousands of francs/pounds/dollars/yuan.
Watch the Video Scene1: Mathild & Jeanne in the park
Methilde Jeanne (friends) Meet, not recognize, Pm. 1870 A park in Paris hard work in ten years, borrow, pay off debt, invite to a ball, look older Ten years ago, 1860 Methilde Pierre (couple夫妻) Sad/not happy, The home of M and P evening dress, buy, 400 francs, disappointed, jewellery, borrow from Jeanne Methilde Jeanne Pierre take part in, lost necklace, Pm. 1870 A park in Paris look for it, borrow money, 36000 francs, day & night, not a real one, 500 francs
Discussion: What would Jeanne do after hearing the story or what would Mathild do after hearing the necklace wasn’t a real one?
Jeanne gave the necklace to Mathild and Mathild went to sell it, but the jewellery told her it was also a fake(赝品) • Jeanne’s husband gave Pierre a job that was a paid well, and since then they lived a rich life.
Mathild was too surprised to say anything and she became mad. • Jeanne gave Mathild a lot of money. Mathild and Pierre opened a new company and they led a happy life. • Jeanne quite sorry for that and she bought Mathild a beautiful flat.
Summary due to vanity（虚荣心） • Money is a good servant but a bad master.要作金钱的主人，莫作金钱的奴隶。 • Short pleasure, long lament. • 痛快一阵子，悲叹一辈子。