The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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Is there a difference between wanting something versus needing something? People these days do not realize a difference between want and need. There is always going to be the pros and the cons to needing something and wanting something.

Materialistic things can’t always make someone feel good. It can emotionally and physically damage a person. In the story The Necklace by, Guy de Maupassant. A woman named Madame Loisel had a learning experience from making careless decisions that physically took some of her precious life including her husbands. “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” (Loisel 380). This is an example of a con for needing and wanting something because, Madame Loisel didn’t need a necklace she wanted it. Wanting to look rich and beautiful caused her to make a careless act by only focusing less on materialistic things. In other words,
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In the poem Money by, Reginald Gibbons the family knew what they needed and what they didn’t. The family from the poem knew that they had to be careful with their money. Also, knowing that they needed to save their money and not spend it on materials they wanted, but instead spending it on materials they needed. “Their mother opened a savings account for each child and into each put the first five dollars. The children felt proud to see their names in the passbooks, and wanted to know when they could take the money out. But they were told they had to save their money not spend it” (Narrator 436). This is an example of a pro in wanting and needing something. Instead of the children buying materials they wanted, they had to save their money for the needed

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