The Necklace

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Someone who has agency has control over their own lives and they make their own decisions. In the story The Necklace, Mme Loisel wanted to wealthy like the people of the higher class. Because of the social norms of society, she follows those norms to stand out in society. Maupassant uses characterization to show how society is influenced by the social norms of society, causing them to lose the agency and to be blinded by wealth.
In the story The Necklace by Maupassant, the author uses characterization in order to develop the central idea that society is blinded by wealth. Loisel was born into a family of clerks. She believes that she deserves more than terrible living conditions. Because of her good looks, she is depressed about the fact that

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