Story Analysis: The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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Lily Frame
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Friday October 27, 2017
Some times it’s better to just tell the truth rather then hide it. This is seen in a story called “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, the story begins with how Mathilde saw herself and the people around her. It then continues to tell how her husband hand handed her an invitation to a a fancy party, expecting her to be overjoyed but instead she breaks down on her knees crying. When he asks her what’s wrong she says “...Only I haven't a dress and so I can't go to this party...”. Her husband didn’t like seeing Mathilde sad like this so he pulled all his money that he was saving for something else and bought her a nice dress for the party. She stayed happy for a few days but then got sad again,
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In the story instead of being content with all that she had been given Mathilde kept asking for more. When she already had a perfectly good dress she asked for another one because the one that she had wasn’t fancy enough. When she got the dress she was upset that she had no jewels to wear with it. Instead of taking her husbands advice she want to her rich friend to borrow jewels. As she looked through all of the jewels she was dissatisfied and asked “Haven’t you anything else?" When she finds the most expensive looking jewelry, even though it was probably the cheapest, she was finally happy. She whore it to the party along with her new dress and had fun. However when she returned home that night she discovered that the jewels that she wanted so much had disappeared. Because she picked the most expensive looking one and because she had already bought a dress with all the money they had they had to work ten years of their life to pay all the debt they had collected. If she would have just suck with her already beautiful dress and flowers, that probably would have looked wonderful on her, she just had to get more expensive things. She later found out that the most expensive jewels that she had borrowed was actually fake but she paid for the real ones. This is how she found out for herself that greed can only lead to more trouble than its worth,

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