Guy De Maupassant

Good or bad a person's intentions towards us, it could not be seen throughout the course. Even we don't know what the intention was in the minds of our own or a relative's family against the reversed whims and sweet attitude they do against us. That's it told by Guy de Maupassant in his story of "Confessing". Through a character called Marguerite de Thérelles who has a secret and a big mistake that she had tried to hide from her sister that is Suzanne during his life and now Marguerite de Thérelles was dying as described at the beginning of the story begins “Marguerite de Thérelles was dying. Although but fifty-six, she seemed like seventy-five at least. She panted, paler than the sheets, shaken by dreadful shiverings, her face convulsed, her eyes haggard, as if she had seen some horrible thing.”, It has shown how dying conditions experienced by Marguerite de Thérelles. Guy de Maupassant conveying a message through the character, attitude, and the nature of the character, this love that sense of overload, excessive jealousy, excessive adoringly, even a sense of hate overload against all things won't end well, even it can make someone do bad things.

A sense of love that is too deep or excessive it is not good. that can make a person think can't do anything without the presence of a loved one. Like experienced by Suzanne was left died by her fiance as there is in the story as follows “Suzanne, the elder, had once been madly in love with a young man, who had also been in love with her. They were engaged and were only waiting the day fixed for the contract when Henry de Lampierre suddenly died. The despair of the young girl was dreadful, and she vowed that she would never marry. She kept her word. She put on widow's weeds, which she never took off.” It shows how great the flavor of love owned Suzanne against her fiancé. but the decision that she took for never married is a decision that is not very reasonable. She could be met and fell in love with someone else and then build a new life and there is someone who accompanies her in old age. but Suzanne doesn't do it.

An excessive sense of love to make it turns into a very pain is also not a good thing. a similar case is also experienced by Suzanne sister that is Marguerite de Thérelles. She was at the time still young and fall in love towards a man who turned out to be Henry de Lampierre, his sister's own fiance, as already described in the story as follows “Thou must hear all, to understand. I was twelve years old, only twelve years old; thou rememberest well, is it not so? And I was spoiled, I did everything that I liked! Thou rememberest, surely, how they spoiled me? Listen. The first time that he came he had varnished boots. He got down from his horse at the great steps, and he begged pardon for his costume, but he came to bring some news to papa. Thou rememberest, is it not so? Don't speak — listen. When I saw him I was completely carried away, I found him so very beautiful; and I remained standing in a corner of the salon all the time that he was talking. Children are strange ... and terrible. Oh yes ... I have dreamed of all that. "He came back again ... several times ... I looked at him with all my eyes, with all my soul ... I was large of my age ... and very much more knowing than anyone thought. He came back often ... I thought only of him. I said, very low : "'Henry ... Henry de Lampierre!' "Then they said that he was going to marry thee. It was a sorrow; oh, Big Sister, a sorrow ... a sorrow! I cried for three nights without sleeping.”. It also shows how great love is owned by Marguerite against Henry and end up a very pain when she learned that Henry was her sister's fiance. though Marguerite may choose and love other people that she likes because she has a very pretty face.

Jealousy turns into an excessive sense of hate is not a good thing. Because knowing that her sister will marry the man she loved, namely Henry, Marguerite felt jealous and when she was aware of the wedding of her sister only two weeks away she turned into a very hated Henry and had the desire to kill Henry, as already described in the story as follows “I said to myself: 'He shall not marry Suzanne, never! He shall marry no one. I should be too unhappy.' And all of a sudden I began to hate him dreadfully. "Then, dost thou know what I did? Listen. I had seen the gardener making little balls to kill strange dogs. He pounded up a bottle with a stone and put the powdered glass in a little ball of meat. "I took a little medicine bottle that mamma had; I broke it small with a hammer, and I hid the glass in my pocket. It was a shining powder ... The next day, as soon as you had made the little cakes ... I split them with a knife and I put in the glass ... He ate three of them ... I too, I ate one ... I threw the other six into the pond. The two swans died three days after ... Dost thou remember? Oh, say nothing ... listen, listen. I, I alone did not die ... but I have always been sick. Listen ... He died thou knowest well ... listen ... that, that is nothing. It is afterwards, later ... always ... the worst ...listen. "My life, all my life ... what torture! I said to myself: 'I will never leave my sister. And at the hour of death I will tell her all ...' There! And ever since, I have always thought of that moment when I should tell thee all. Now it is come. It is terrible. Oh ... Big Sister!” It shows how much suffering and regret Marguerite after doing the worst thing that she should not did toward her sister.

the conclusion is addressing excessive with everything that is not good. like love, hate, jealousy overload or excessive care. because it's not going to end well and would result into our lives. Because there is a saying like this "what we reap today that we will harvest tomorrow" so love the necessary, appropriate do not have hate excessive and less. If too less is not good and too excessive, also is not good.