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Maupassant

1. What is the significance of the blackened stone at the end of the story? Support your answer with other details from the story.
2. Contrast the bucolic beauty of the opening description with the gore of the ending. Explain the reasons for these choices and the effect they have on the reader.
3. This is not a story about the Franco-Prussian war or about war in general. So, what is the focus of the story?