The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant Essay

1057 Words Feb 9th, 2016 null Page
In literature theme emphasizes the central idea of a story. It is the message that is trying to get through the audience. Guy De Maupassant was a famous writer about the harsh reality in life, which he implies in “The Necklace”. The short story “The Necklace” teaches a big lesson of how greed can lead to bad endings. A beautiful women that has good life, still wants much more wealth than what she really needs. This desire of wanting more leads to tragedy and she ends up having a lot less than what she had. The theme of “The Necklace” is emphasized how little things can change someone’s life completely without even realizing because of greed and not being happy with what they have. Symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing are some of the literally elements that help prove how it connects with theme. During the 19th century in France the “defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815” (Williams 1) changed the social economic society. This made the Bourgeoisie, the political class during this time period. They were the wealthiest class above all. Therefore there was a lot of wealth in France in the 19th century which influenced women especially to always be full of luxuries and wealth. Furthermore, the economic status at this time is major factor of how the character Mathilde, in “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant, which was “a minor bourgeoisie” (6). Mathilde was exposed to the all of the luxuries that surrounded her. She even had a friend, and saw everything she had, which made her…

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