Greed And Pride In The Necklace, By Guy De Maupassant

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The necklace is a story written with the intent of the combination of greed, vanity, forbidden desire and wealth. It was written by a famous writer named Guy De Maupassant. The talented writer was born in 1850 and died in 1893. Because of his unique style, he was considered one of the best and most famous writers in the 19th century. Mr. Maupassant succeeded in writing 30 volumes, 300 stories, traveling books, articles and poems. Today, I felt fortunate to have read one of the many short stories by Maupassant called “The Necklace,” which was written in 1884. In my opinion, the story was written to such great perfection that it captivated my interest. It was far more than I expected in a short story. An important “Necklace” theme is the danger of vanity and pride. It is Madame Loisel’s vanity that causes her to want to live beyond her means and her pride that prevents her from telling Madame Forestiere the truth.
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After the Loisels leave the swank party to which they have been invited, the narrator comments that She danced madly, ecstatically, drunk with pleasure, with no thought for anything, in the triumph of her beauty, in the pride of her success, in a cloud of happiness made up of this universal homage and admiration, of the desires she had aroused, of the completeness of a victory so dear to her feminine heart. Here the theme of pride is very openly emphasized, and the other italicized words also imply Madame Loisel’s self-centeredness – her desire to feel superior to others precisely because she has so often in the past felt inferior. Finally, pride prevents Madame Loisel from confessing the loss of the necklace, and indeed pride in a sense even prevents her from considering that the necklace might not be as valuable as she assumes it is. On the whole, the story is a splendid illustration of the ironies that sometimes result in life when we achieve the very objects of our

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