Analysis Of The Book ' The Necklace ' Essay

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In the first two paragraphs Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” displays Madame Mathilde Loisel; a young woman that comes from a family with no caste or class, married off to a clerk in the Ministry of Education in France—though she desired and had a deep belief that she deserved better. Madame felt that every luxury or delicacy she’s has seen others experienced, that she had merited it as well and that she was drowning, suffering from the poorness of her household and its contents (1). How easily she felt tormented and even insulted by a girl that would occasionally come in to work on her house, made thoughts of regret and despair appear within her mind; ashamed she had to live such a way. Madame dreamed of pure elegance and refine of furniture, people that would tend to her every need, perfumed room; exquisite linens, jewelry, dresses, etc. In other words, she sought-after and envied the other women that had the life she always wanted. This facade, lifestyle, that the Madame craved for is central to the “The Necklace.” This central focus of the story has utilized itself to strengthen it’s the main theme: everything comes with a price even for the most opulent and simplistic of implements. The fate of the main character in “The Necklace” illustrates her excessive desire for luxury and wealth. Madame Loisel descriptions of her “inherited through marriage” household showcased a setting that is ugly, slowly deteriorating, and not of any high standards that she had…

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