The Necklace Thesis

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“Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”(Dorothy Allison). This quote is perfect for the short story “The Necklace”. Had Mathilde Loisel a beautiful woman who dreams of a richer life seen this quote the story would have ended differently. The second she refuses to tell Jeanne a rich woman and friend of Mathilde what actually happened her life would not have came apart so easily. We see going through the story that Mathilde lying keeps leading her to the wrong path. Mathilde lying ruined her life and caused great pain to her and her husband Monsieur who is a hard working clerks who tries his best to make his wife happy. In the story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassan shows us why lying is not the right thing …show more content…
Mathilde Failed to tell Jeanne that she lost her necklace. This lie causes the Loisel's to take out lones to pay for a new necklace. Had Mathilde just told Jeanne about the necklace Mathilde would have know it was not actually a real pearl necklace. This would have saved Mathilde ten years of her life. Saying only caused Mathilde life to change this stated in the story “What would have happened if she had not lost that necklace? Who knows, who knows? How strange life is” (Maupassan) had she did the right thing and just told Jeanne what happened she could have continued her normal life. Jeanne does not seem like an unreasonable character and she might have not even carried that Mathilde lose the necklace. This is another example of way lying will never lead to a good …show more content…
She lets Mathilde Believe it is a real diamond necklace. This lie contributes to Mathilde losing all of her money and working to pay off the necklace replacement. To top it off Jeanne does not even do anything to help her friend once she finds out how much the replacement. She almost laughs it off saying, "Oh, my poor Mathilde! Why, my necklace was paste! It was worth at most only five hundred francs!" (Maupassan 10). Jeanne finally tells Mathilde that the necklaces is fake. In Jeanne case her lying does not hurt her like it did Mathilde, it actually helps her to make even more money by having a real diamond necklace. Her lying did not affect her but it did affect Mathilde. This shows the viewer that lying will not just you but the people around you

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