Vanity In The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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“The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant, is a story about a young married woman, Mathilde Loisel. Mathilde is infatuated with her appearance, so the moment she loses her old friend’s necklace she flips her whole life around to prevent telling her friend the truth. Guy de Maupassant uses third person limited omniscient as the point of view and Mathilde’s symbolic and stereotypical character to convey the central idea of vanity. Mathilde’s an egocentric and jealous character. Mathilde constantly complains about other woman having luxury items and her not having them. The narrator states, “She had no dresses, no jewelry, nothing” (888). This line depicts Mathilde’s reasons for being envious of others. She believes she’s entitled to all these luxury

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