Biography of Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th century French short story writer. Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant was the first child of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, who was born on August 5, 1850 at Chateau de Miromesnil (near Dieppe, Normandy), a place in France. Guy de Maupassant was a descendent of a very old French family. Later in his life, his occupation was an “author”. As a young boy, Maupassant attended a school at Yvetot in Normandy, from where he was expelled. Then he went to Rouen Lycee, where he proved a good scholar in poetry and taking a prominent part in theatricals. However, Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant is one of the most celebrated and famous among the French short story writers. (Aubrey and “Biography”).
One of the significant events in Maupassant’s life was the separation of his parents. Maupassant’s family story was not different from many others. The household where Maupassant was raised was not a happy home. His mother was difficult, prone to neuroses, and often ill-tempered woman. His father was a stockbroker in Paris, who sought relief in the arms of other woman. As a child Maupassant, witnessed frequent disputes, both physical and verbal between his parents. When he was 6 years old, his mother gave a birth to his brother named Herve. When Maupassant was 11 years old, his parents were legally separated. In this separation battle, Maupassant’s mother retained the custody of Maupassant. For that reason, Maupassant had to spend most of his carefree adolescence under the indulgent surveillance of his cultivated mother. In conclusion, it is been said that his parents separation might have led him to fear marriage and to an extent concerns about loneliness and persecution. (“Biography”).
The most famous nineteenth century writer Flaubert, who was the brother of Maupassant’s mother’s close friend, took Maupassant’s father’s place. Maupassant’s mother turned to Flaubert for advice after her...