Selected Short Stories

Two Friends- Guy de Maupassant

Describe the role nature plays in the friendship of Marissot and Sauvage.

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The love of nature is a commonality between the men. They become friends as a direct result of their love of fishing, and once the war breaks out are cheated of their favorite pastime. These men bond over the love of a specific sport..... a sport that often requires silence. Only true fishermen can enjoy each other's company without words.....