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Discussion Question 1 Three literary elements in the story that I recognize from the Mother Sauvage by Guy de Maupassant was the following; The setting takes place in the house of Mother Sauvage at the time of the Franco-Prussian War. I recognize this while reading the story when the narrator retells the story behind the ruins of a thatched cottage. The theme was the concept of war within the story in the late nineteenth century. I was able to identify this due to the story focusing on the life of peasants dealing within the war theme of loss, revenge, innocence, hardship and control. The plot is a pattern of cause and effects incidents that lead toMother Savage’s actions on the mindset of why she burned down her house. I was able to recognize this literary element within the story due to the chain of events that was taken place. For example, Mother Savages son volunteered in the war as a result she was left alone by herself, since she was known to havemoney when the Prussians came one day, she was forced to take them in to care for them. She fed the