Which two lines in this excerpt from guy de maupassant's short story "boule de suif" show that relations between most french and german people remained friendly despite the war? at the end of a short time, once the first terror had subsided, calm was again restored. in many houses the prussian officer ate at the same table with the family. he was often well-bred, and, out of politeness, expressed sympathy with france and repugnance at being compelled to take part in the war. this sentiment was received with gratitude; besides, his protection might be needful some day or other. by the exercise of tact the number of men quartered in one's house might be reduced; and why should one provoke the hostility of a person on whom one's whole welfare depended? such conduct would savor less of bravery than of fool- hardiness. and foolhardiness is no longer a failing of the citizens of rouen as it was in the days when their city earned renown by its heroic defenses. last of all-final argument based on the national politeness—the folk of rouen said to one another that it was only right to be civil in one's own house, provided there was no public exhibition of familiarity with the foreigner. out of doors, therefore, citizen and soldier did not know each other; but in the house both chatted freely, and each evening the german remained a little longer warming himself at the hospitable hearth. reset next
The two lines from this excerpt that show how German and French people remained friendly despite the war are:
" In many houses the Prussian officer ate at the same table with the family. He was often well-bred, and, out of politeness, expressed sympathy with France and repugnance at being compelled to take part in the war."
The French city of Rouen was occupied by the German army in 1990, up until the bombing in the Semaine rouge in 1944. During that time, the citizens learnt to live with the nazi officiers, establishing a polite relationship with those who stayed in their homes.
The lines, "In many houses the Prussian officer ate at the same table with the family. He was often well-bred, and, out of politeness, expressed sympathy with France and repugnance at being compelled to take part in the war." This shows that the Germans often didn't hold personal grudges against French people, nor did the French hold a grudge against the Germans. They invited them like they were family still, treated them with respect, and talked as if the war wasn't between them.
"the sandy walls seemed to collapse in on themselves"
"the bloodshot waters seemed to have no bottom"
The first and last lines portray the inexperience of the French defense forces.
These lines show us that the French defense forces were not used to battle and to the battle gear, so they had trouble keeping up with the pace. On the other hand, they were not "proffesional" soldiers: the last line tells us that they had different jobs before the war and that they had become soldiers per chance. Also, those who had become officers do not have the experience or the rank and they were appointed because of their wealth.
The first line is: "'Never mind' replied the soldier, who seemed a decent sort of fellow."
And the second: "They had placed their rifles and helmets in a corner and waited for supper, as well behaved as children on a school bench."
The first line states that the soldiers took consideration of Berthine and her mother; even though they previously threatened to break in, they finally decided to leave them alone.
The second line describes the soldiers putting their weapons and apparel away, meaning they resigned to violence, and compares them to "well behaved children".
They had placed their rifles and helmets in a corner and waited for supper, as well behaved as children on a school bench
They entered covered with a creamy looking froth that gave them the appearance of meringues
Which two lines in this excerpt from Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Prisoners" show that the French soldiers are not honorable men? "Bravo, Malosion!" they shouted for his encouragement.
He had accomplished about two-thirds of his journey when long, crimson flame shot forth from the vent-hole. A loud report
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