Essay on The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

917 Words Sep 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Guy de Maupassant 's short story “The Necklace” is a perfect example that telling the truth is always best. The main character Mathilde Loisel is an attractive young woman of modest means., who feels fate has dealt her an unfair hand. She longs for the finer things in life and believes she was born to be among the social elites. Her desire to be wealthy and socially acceptable leads to a life of unhappiness, deception and years of misery. Mathilda Loisel 's unhappiness appears to have begun long before she became a wife. She was not born into wealth, so her chances of marrying a wealthy husband were slim to none. Therefore, she settles for life with Monsieur Loisel, a simple man who is devoted to his wife 's happiness almost to a fault. His wife is always distraught, wishing for the things she doesn 't have. She cannot bare to visit a wealthy old friend any longer because “she would weep for the entire day afterward with sorrow, regret, despair and misery” (Maupassant 54). She dreams of a beautiful home filled with the finest furnishings money can buy, and all the decadent things her heart desires, not the mediocre lifestyle her dull husband provides for her. In an attempt to do something special for Mathilde, Mr. Loisel obtains a rare invitation to an upcoming ball to be given by his employers. Mr. Loisel returned home one evening excitedly gives Mathilda an invitation to the ball. She glances at it, then throws it down in front of him. He is confused by this…

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