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    forbidden desire and wealth. It was written by a famous writer named Guy De Maupassant. The talented writer was born in 1850 and died in 1893. Because of his unique style, he was considered one of the best and most famous writers in the 19th century. Mr. Maupassant succeeded in writing 30 volumes, 300 stories, traveling books, articles and poems. Today, I felt fortunate to have read one of the many short stories by Maupassant called “The Necklace,” which was written in 1884. In my opinion, the…

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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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    In The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant tells the story of Mathilde, a beautiful woman plagued by her desire to be wealthy. Mathilde feels destined for much more than the ordinary and mundane life she has been given. Mathilde is given a chance to appear wealthy at a party by borrowing a friend’s expensive necklace. When Mathilde loses the necklace, she and her husband are hurled into financial suffering that they could have never imagined. The Necklace is a masterpiece of literary irony delivered…

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    Guy de Maupassant uses characterization, symbolism, and irony to convey the effects of social class. With diction relating to characterization, the author brings the characters to life. Mathilde often daydreams about “oriental tapestries and… handsome butlers” catering her every need (221). With these thoughts Mathilde believes she should be in the aristocracy, not a commoner. The day of the ball nears her and she seems “sad, uneasy, and anxious” (222). She worries that although she seems…

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    know is that you can also find similarities in stories of different genre. In this essay, I will be comparing and contrasting two short stories of different genre. Those stories are The Jewelry by Guy De Maupassant and Recitatif by Toni Morrison. I will mostly focus on the concept of plot. Guy De Maupassant wrote The Jewelry in the 1800’s. The story is about M. Lantin and how he falls in love with a woman whom he marries. Throughout the story it talks about how his wife manages his money so…

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    Lily Frame Mr.Musick ENG10 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…

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    An invitation meant for a night of fun and fantasy at a ball, ended up leading an earnest lady to years of hard-work and stress. Guy de Maupassant’s short story called “The Necklace” follows the life of Mathilde Loisel, a woman who desired to embody the presence and life of the upper class. She approached her friend Madame Forestier while searching for a piece of jewelry to complete her look for an exciting night out. What filled up her eager heart was a diamond necklace that Madame Forestier…

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    Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), French author of the naturalistic school who is generally considered the greatest French short story writer. Some would even say that he is the father of the modern short story. Though he didn't invent the short story genre, he perfected it, popularized it, and greatly expanded his audience's understanding of what could be done with it. It helped that he wrote some three hundred short stories, all mostly between 1880 and 1890. Maupassant was also famous for his…

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    this is impossible. We all have flaws whether this includes returning books from the library past the due date, taking one too many samples at the frozen yogurt shop or gossiping about peers behind their back. In “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde Loisel also lives a life full of flaws. The story depicts a woman named Mathilde, who is invited to an ornate party. The gathering, which she hopes is magnificent, turns into a tragedy when she loses a necklace that she borrowed.…

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    In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace,” readers are reminded that the love for material items can be dangerous and cause lasting effects on lives. It is the same way for Mathilde in her world of the nineteenth century. Mathilde desires more out of the life she lives and struggles to find true happiness. In “The Necklace,” De Maupassant reveals Mathilde’s true self through her financial and social status, emotional state and attitude, and valuable lessons learned. Throughout Mathilde’s journey of…

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