Guy de maupassants All overRegretand A stroll”

What are some of the common elements within All Over, Regret, and A Stroll by Guy De
Maupassant? One obvious element is that each protagonist from the three stories are men who
have mostly lived a full life. By the time the characters Lormerin, Saval, and Leras have reached
old age that they are in the story, all three reflect on their lives and realize they all have some
form of regret of their past. Another common element is that all three characters bring misery
into their own lives and fall into a state of depression and have their lives change for the worst.