Essay on The Symbolism of the Necklace in The Necklace
Authors choose to use symbols for various reasons in short stories. It is a way for them to use on object or idea to convey many different meanings to the audience. In “The Necklace,” the author Guy de Maupassant uses a very lavish looking necklace as his main symbol. The necklace helps defining what type of woman Mme. Loisel is. It also acts as the central conflict of the story. The symbolism that is used throughout this story is crucial to revealing the theme and understanding the main character.
From the beginning of the story Mathilde seems to have a chip on her shoulder as if she has been done an injustice because of who she is married to. The time period, in which this story …show more content…
At the end of the story, Mme. Loisel crosses paths with her long time friend Mme. Forestier this is when we learn that the necklace was made only of paste. It was a fake, just like Mme. Loisel. She felt in order to be accepted she had to put up a false front. She had to keep up with the Jones in sense. This is a major character flaw that ends up costing her ten years of her life. “She had become