Pride In The Scarlet Ibis And The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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Pride; a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements. Do stories have a theme? What is the theme of stories? All novels have a theme, but in some books, the theme of a book has to do with the character's pride. Characters have different feelings/characteristics some of these include feeling joyful, sad, prideful, and angry. In some books, the pride of a character goes too far, and bad things happen to others around them, or themselves. There are two good books that represent; pride distracting the characters. These two books include The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. The Scarlet Ibis is about a little boy who was born disabled, he couldn’t walk and learned to talk later than …show more content…
The Scarlet Ibis has a good moral, the moral of the story is; don’t let pride get in the way; pride can be harmful. Pride can be harmful because, after a certain series of events it leads to Doodle’s death (the little brother.) Doodle’s brother pushed him too far, to the point where Doodle couldn’t go any further. The older brother was loving and helped Doodle, but only helped Doodle because he was prideful. The older brother was embarrassed by his younger brother because he couldn’t …show more content…
The Necklace, also contains a good moral, the moral of the story was to not let pride get in the way of telling the truth. If the woman hadn’t been so ungrateful and told the truth to the lady who owned the necklace, then the poor woman wouldn’t be super poor. “What I gave back to you was another one just like it. And it took us ten years to pay for it. You can imagine it wasn’t easy for us, since we were quite poor...Anyway, I’m glad it’s over and done with.” She would have helped herself out and her husband if she would’ve told the truth. Mathilde Loisel let pride get in the way of telling the truth, she wanted to be seen as an equal, or above that, being the pretty spoiled lady she imagined herself to be. The ending of the book about the necklace’s actual value turns out to be an actual message. The author included the ending to show that the poor lady didn’t have to work so hard; it teaches her valuable lessons on working hard in life. After working so hard over the years Mathilde Loisel, who once was beautiful had aged greatly. The long working days had taught her something over the years; to not be ungrateful for what you have. The Necklace was another good example of pride getting in the way of truth, the lady was too late to realize that until 10 years after the

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