ENG 102 PLOT .docx - 1 After reading the short story Mother...

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1) After reading the short story Mother Sauvage, it’s clear that the literary elements, plot, character/characterization, and theme were present. The literary element plot was present when the short story talks about the Mother Sauvage’s son, Victor, going to war, only to later find out he got killed by a cannon ball. As the plot progressed, Mother Sauvage suffered from the lost of her son, which she took revenge on the 4 Prussian soldiers by burning the house down with them in it. She finally admits her crime to the officer where she then dies. The literary element character/characterization is present by all the characters, such as Victor, Mother Sauvage, and the 4 Prussian soldiers having very descriptive explanations on how they look. An example would be the description of Mother Sauvage “being a hardy old woman, tall and thin, who seldom laughed and with whom one never jested” (Maupassant). Finally, the literary element theme was

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