A piece of string

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In "The Piece of String," written by Guy de Maupassant, Maitre Hauchecorne picks up a piece of string that get him into a world of trouble. Maitre Hauchecorne is criticized unrelentingly for having picked up a piece of string. Hauchecorne is blamed for picking up a wallet instead of his small innocent piece of string, which eventually leads to his death. Hauchecorne dies from the injustice pressure of society, and also his enemy. His non-ability to handle not being forgiven, also contributes to his death.

The society was a big part in Hauchecorne's death because they did not believe him. Maitre Malandain, Hauchecorne's rival, told the authorities that Hauchecorne had picked up a lost wallet. The mayor questioned Hauchecorne but did not believe that he had picked up a piece of string out of the mud. The mayor said, " You'll never persuade me, Maitre Hauchecorne, that Monsieur Malandain, who is a man who can be trusted, mistook that piece of string for a wallet" . From what the mayor sai... Continue Reading