A Dead Woman’s Secret by Guy De Maupassant is an amazing story. The style is neat and the plot interesting.
Firstly, there is a detailed description about a dead woman and her two children: a daughter, who was a religious woman, and a son, who was a judge. The author says the both know very little about their father.
Secondly, another character appears: a priest who came to comfort the dead woman’s children. However, they preferred to remain alone in order to remember the old times.
Finally, a letter, which had the word “Father”, is found. Then, the nun began to read some more letters, which were, in deed, love letters, and found out that they were written by a man who was not there father.
What struck me most was to take notice about the process of loving their mother devotedly on part of the son, especially, to definitely disliking her at the end of the story.
On the other hand, the daughter’s attitude towards the mother was neutral, maybe because the fact that she was a nun, and in the context of the Catholicism, some sorts of acts tend to be hidden.
Aula Cavila UNLP
2 days ago