The Comparison of Human Nature and Suffering.

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The comparison of human nature and suffering. “Parental love is not like bread that can be broken into pieces and split amongst the children in equal share. A father gives all his love to each one of his children without discrimination, whether it be one or ten. And if I am suffering now for my two sons, I am not suffering half for each of them but double” (93, paragraph 10). In the stories “The Necklace” and “War” some similarities in theme were suffering, human nature, and how one deals with suffering, in plot and characterization. Both authors went to great lengths to bring these characters to life by allowing each of them to openly display their emotions. This kind of open expression allows the reader to effectively analyze the nature of each character. Suffering is universal so we all suffer, albeit in different ways. These characters are no exception, they are all suffering in some way or another, the only difference is the cause of their suffering. In the case of Mathilde in the Necklace, Maupassant portray her as someone lacking all the finer things in life; hence her source of suffering. This character is enduring what could be considered self-inflicted suffering. Her constant need for validation is what makes suffer the most “she burned with the desire to please, to be envied, to be attractive and sought after” (5, paragraph 5). Mathilde’s out look on life is just as fake as the necklace she borrowed. On the other hand, Pirandello’s discussion of suffering through character shows that suffering…...

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