Jan 25, 2016
Guy de Maupassant was a French writer remembered as a master of the short story form, and a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces often is pessimistic terms. This story tells the tale of a fatherless boy named Simon, new to school, who receives some severe teasing from the other children because he does not have a father. Maupassant is a master of capturing human emotion here, from the merciless actions of the young boys classmates to the reaction that the boy has to their bullying and teasing. The story is a timeless reminder of the importance of father's to a young boy's life and a lesson in how much societal morays have changed in the past 100 years.