How Does Madame Loisel Change In The Necklace

Improved Essays
Madame Loisel is the protagonist to the 1884 short story by Guy de Maupassant. In this essay I will be analyzing Mrs. Loisel character from the beginning and through the story to find it’s abundant change. I will provide text evidence and my final opinion on how Madame Loisel’s character acted in that moment to the story. Enough explaining now it is time to officially begin my character analysis of Madame Loisel.
In the beginning, The author develops characterization in Madame Loisel by showing her to be a selfish, needy person. He does this by using the character’s actions towards her husband. For example, “I’m utterly miserable at not having any jewels, not a single stone, to wear. I shall look absolutely no one.” These words portray the character as being miserable for not having jewels for the formal ball. A friend by the name of Madame Forestier allows Losiel to borrow the necklace for the ball. Mrs. Loisel seemed very needy and ungrateful at this moment of the story , seeing how she was given a dress from her husband. Maupassant contrasts Mrs. Loisel with Mr. Loisel to show the differences in their character. Although she acts very cruel towards her husband, at times she can be very kind.
…show more content…
Loisel character by showing her behavior after she has lost the necklace. An example of this can be, “I have...I have...I no longer have Madame Forestier’s necklace.” This quote presents the moment when Madame Loisel first relizes that the necklace is missing. I also presents the disbelief in her voice. Her husband betrays their steps to find the necklace. After this fails they then try to replace the necklace. For the first time In my eyes Madame Loisel showed a vulnerable side. This event really opened Madame Loisel eyes to seeing that the luxury life wasn't something that she needed or wanted anymore in her

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    In "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel lets her pride control her actions. This story tells about a woman who is invited to a large party but has nothing to wear, and when she loses a borrowed necklace her life is changed forever. Initially in the exposition, Madame Loisel states how she believes she was born for every luxury and this belief is a factor in her later decisions. For example, when Madame Loisel is invited to the party with her husband she shows her pride when she complains…

    • 319 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Symbolism In The Necklace

    • 1356 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Introduction A- It may be hard to imagine how a material item can affect your personality and life choices. Over a period of time these objects can take over and change the way you act. If this event has not happened to you, consider yourself lucky. But if it has, you may be able to relate to the life of Madame and Monsieur Loisel in this short story. B- “The Necklace” starts out with a poor couple in France, Madame and Monsieur Loisel. Monsieur Loisel is thankful and satisfied with his current…

    • 1356 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Great Essays

    His stories paint a fascinating picture of French Society of 19th century. He generally wrote about greed, love, sex, misunderstanding and lying. His stories feel modern in writing style and subject matter. Some of his notable works include The Necklace, The Horla, A Piece of String, Miss Harriet, The Wreck, Bel Amie, The Life, At Sea etc. THE STORY The story which is going to be…

    • 3738 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Great Essays