The Piece of String Outline - The Piece of String By Guy de Maupassant 1 Introduction A Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do How were

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The Piece of String By Guy de Maupassant 1. Introduction A. Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? How were you treated and what did it make you feel like? B. Sometimes you find yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time. a. Hauchecome- old frugal, itinerant peasant finds himself accused of thievery by enemy- Malandain. C. Story demonstrates how misrepresentation of facts can have a devastating impact on person’s life. Thesis: In “The Piece of String” Guy de Maupassant explores the themes of bearing false witness and faulty inferences and the consequences for an innocent person. 2. Body A. Perception is the way of interpreting something.Whether something is true or not, someone’s ability to determine relies heavily on how they understand it. B. Demonstrated false witness from Hauchecome beliefs a. “Hauchecome was seized with a sort of shame to be seen thus by his enemy, picking a bit of string out of the dirt” (Maupassant-1) i.
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