Summary Of Guy De Maupassant's In The Necklace

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Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 near Dieppe, France and died in Paris in 1893. In 1867 he met the great novelist Flaubert and soon after he began his apprenticeship with him. One of his earliest works was a sketch of Flaubert published in La Republique des lettres in 1876. Also, Flaubert found Maupassant a chance as a book reviewer for Raoul-Duval launching La Nation. A turning points in Maupassant career was the publishing of Boule de Suif which led him to be highly requested by newspapers such as Le Gaulois and the Gil Blas. The decade between 1880 and 1890 was one of outstanding productivity. In fact he was able to publish circa 300 short stories, six novels, and three travel books. One of the short stories written in this period was …show more content…
It is a clean and objective narration for its having an external narrator, and it worked very well for this story. However, I find myself wondering how Mme. Loisel would have narrated it, what was going through her head, and what her thoughts were. Maupassant’s story was perfect with the narrator being external, yet I wonder how it would sound with Mathilde Loisel’s voice. In reading it, I hoped that Maupassant had written a second version, giving life to one of the characters, making him/her able to narrate and enchant once more, in a complete new …show more content…
If Mathilde Loisel wasn’t greedy and constantly unhappy, she wouldn’t have found herself in a situation where she lost what she thought to be an expensive necklace, nor would she have needed to replace it and get into usury to do so. If she wasn’t this avid and vain, she would have been happy with what she had, she would have been free from the tremendous feelings she had about her life, and she would have probably prevented living in misery and sorrow for years to come. It is right and just to dream and want a better life, but one must work hard for it. Sitting like a doll, complaining about what seems to be bad luck will not lead anywhere but to a worse living situation, as in the Loisel’s example. So be content with your life, feel blessed, but work hard to improve. There is always margin for improvement, and there is always a reason to be

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