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    I would like to have the husband as a friend in the story, “The Necklace”. His wife, Madame Mathilde Loisel was very unhappy because she was part of the lower class. Loisel’s husband came home one night with an invitation to a dinner party. The invitation had upset Loisel because she did not have an evening dress or jewelry to wear. The husband was so thrilled to go to the dinner party he was willing to buy her a simple dress for four hundred frances. That money was being saved for the husband…

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    The Necklace Setting

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    In the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde Loisel, a lovely woman told her husband that she needed jewellery for the ball. Her husband had a marvellous idea, he said to go ask Madame Forestier, her friend, to lend her jewellery because she was rich. Guy de Maupassant uses plot, setting and character to show the reader the theme that you should appreciate what you have. The first way Guy de Maupassant shows the theme is through saying that Mathilde Loisel is sad and poor,…

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    Calixta, the protagonist of Kate Chopin’s short stories entitled At the Cadian Ball and The Storm, is a young woman that lives her life according to what society believes is right. She comes from a lower-class family, but is also described as a beautiful woman and a “Spanish vixen” (216). Calixta has strong feelings for a “handsome young planter”, but those feelings are overshadowed by a “big, brown, good-natured man” that society believes she should be with because they are in the same class…

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    There are many characters that fall in love with Emma in the novel Madame Bovary. Out of all these characters, the most jealous one is Rodolphe. The least jealous is the naïve and foolish Charles, Emma’s husband. However, it seems that Charles, who happens to be the least jealous one is also most in love with Emma. This is shown by the fact that he goes to great lengths to please Emma and make her happy at his own expense, regardless of Emma’s cold and destructive demeanor towards Charles.…

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    Flaubert demonstrates Emma’s downward spiral through her posture and movements along with those imposed on her by others. Throughout Madame Bovary, Flaubert chooses and employs Emma’s specific positioning to serve as a lucid expression of the descending entrapment of her life’s decisions. Emma’s positioning refers to any bodily movement, expression or posture. These positionings reveal her various feelings of fear, desperation, seduction, and insecurity. These feelings appear through decisions…

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    People should be thankful for what they have because money has to be earned with hard work. Mme. Loisel did not realize how hard her husband worked and learned the hard way to be appreciative. In “The Necklace” written by Guy Maupassant Mme. Loisel borrows a diamond necklace and ends up paying for her lies she told, literally. This story is fictional, and many people can learn a good lesson from it. Mme. Louisel caused her own downfall because she was greedy, envious, and selfish. Mme.…

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    In Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace,” Mathilde Loisel disdains what she had- a cozy home life, a bowl of hot soup, a loving husband- and seek for possessions that exhibit wealth. Because of her greed, Mathilde lost ten years of youth, leaving everything behind, and is forced to reside as a ragged housewife. De Maupassant informed the reader of Madame Loisel’s longing for wealth and her ungratefulness for what she has, through his use of anaphora. Therefore, Mathilde is a character…

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    Sacrifice in “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Necklace” In “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry and in “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant the characters face poverty. “The Gift of the Magi” Della and Jim want to get each other something special for Christmas. They both sacrifice their most valuable possessions for each other. “The Necklace” Mathilde asks her husband for money because they are going to the Minister of Education, and she says that her clothes will make her look poor; she gets a…

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    “Who knows? Who knows? How strange life is, how fickle! How little is needed to ruin or to save!”(4), says Guy de Maupassant in his short story, “The Necklace”. This quote explains how drastically a person’s life can change from a decision they make. In “The Necklace,” Madame Loisel loses a necklace she borrowed from her friend, Madame Forestier, This lead to a negative outcome in her life. In the short story, “The Necklace,” the author, Guy de Maupassant, uses characterization and irony to show…

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    Every single person thirsts to be accepted and respected and high regard but some do more than what is necessary to gain that respect. This is essentially true for Mathilde, the protagonist in Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace”. In the story, Mathilde’s pride causes her to become ashamed of the extent of her poverty, which in turn causes her to lie. This lie inflicts great suffering upon Mathilde. In the short story, it is revealed that pride blinds one and causes one to lie for…

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