The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant Essay examples

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In the short story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, the envy and greed showed by the character Mathilde leads to her destruction both mentally and physically. Always dreaming of a life she could not have, Mathilde became so envious to live a life of that of the rich; believing she was born into the wrong type of family brings much disappointment. It describes it as, “She had no dowry, no expectations, no means of being known, understood, loved, wedded, by any rich man,” (Maupassant). Mathilde thought she had no way of being well known because she had not married a rich man. It is given that she has settled for a not so rich man who has a taste for simple things while Mathilde has a taste for the wealth and how other women would envy her if she was capable of displaying the wealth she so desires.
Mathilde 's destruction started when she and her husband received an invitation for a ball. Mathilde 's husband, M. Loisel, thought this would make his wife very happy; it was something she had spent her whole life dreaming of. However, Mathilde was anything less than happy; she was upset at the fact she had no proper jewelry or dress to wear for this event. However, he husband came to the rescue. Instead of thinking of only himself, and being conceited, he chooses to give her the money she needed for that dress. By, “He had grown a little pale, because he was laying aside just that amount to buy a gun and treat himself to a little shooting next summer on the plain of Nanterre,…

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