Analysis Of The Story ' The Necklace ' Essay examples

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Pride, a single word that signifies our selfish and self-righteous ways. Pride should not be underestimated, it can ruin lives, relationships, and families. In the story “The Necklace”, the main character, Mathilde, felt insignificant to go to her husband’s work social gathering. Her husband was kind, and purchased a dress and shoes for his beloved Mathilde. Yet, Mathilde was not satisfied, she felt like something was still missing. According to her, she didn’t have enough, and needed more to feel adequate, “No, it so mortifying to look poverty- stricken among women who are rich” (Maupassant 2). The story shows Mathilde’s pride and her lack of humility, which resulted on unnecessary hardship and troubles. In the same manner, in the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, a family that lived in Tennessee were taking a road trip to Florida for a family vacation. The family consisted of a father, mother, three children, and the grandmother. The grandmother was self-righteous and insisted on a particular route. Her constant negative attitude resulted on her family resenting her. She had a very important message to relay; but that would entail for the grandmother to admit her mistake. Due to her prideful ways, the family ended in a terrible situation which resulted in catastrophic results for her family and ultimately her life.
In the story, “The Necklace”, Mathilde set her mind on jewelry, since she could not afford the jewelry, she asked her friend, Madame Forestier, to borrow a…

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