Essay on The Necklace, By Guy De Maupassant

832 Words Nov 17th, 2014 4 Pages
In "The Necklace", Guy de Maupassant conveys the virtues of truth and reality. Through the use of symbolism and irony, readers are able to analyze a more profound understanding of the short story. In the story, the necklace is the main focus of symbolism, it is observed in the main character Mathilde that she is set with her greed and ambition. In the short story, the main character Mathilde becomes a domestic worker for several years in order to pay back the value of a necklace, which she later found out was fake. The shocking twist of events that Maupassant displays at the end of the story goes to show that no one can predict what destiny lies ahead for them or even what fate has in store. In this day and age, many believe that inanimate objects such as jewelry, are what make them; society’s high standards may be the cause of people going out of their way to fit in, and impress. The theme of Guy de Maupassant 's "The Necklace” is very clear. It 's observed that greed and pride can very well lead to one 's destruction. Mathilde, never being content with what she had is what lead to her ruin.
Many women want look and feel their best when it comes to special occasions. Many women also ignore their natural beauty, in order to enhance it with materialistic things. After realizing his wife’s dissatisfied reaction to the invitations, Mr. Loisel states, “You will wear some natural flowers. They are very stylish this time of the year” (Maupassant line 35.) Mathilde’s rejection of…

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