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    Loisel's Tragic Flaws

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    the short story, The Necklace, Guy De Maupassant does just that. He writes about how a young woman's attitude leads to her downfall; thus leaving her worse off than before. Mathilde Loisel’s tragic flaws leads to both her and Mr. Loisel’s to fall from grace. Mathilde Loisel’s selfish and greedy attitude is her major flaw, which corrupts her life in the end. At the beginning of the story, Maupassant describes Ms. Loisel as a,“pretty and charming woman” (Maupassant 7), who ends up marrying a,…

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    short story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, the envy and greed showed by the character Mathilde leads to her destruction both mentally and physically. Always dreaming of a life she could not have, Mathilde became so envious to live a life of that of the rich; believing she was born into the wrong type of family brings much disappointment. It describes it as, “She had no dowry, no expectations, no means of being known, understood, loved, wedded, by any rich man,” (Maupassant). Mathilde thought…

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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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    Irony In The Necklace

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    "rich" or "glamorous" but they look the same as everybody else's clothes, except the price is jacked up. Having the newest iPhone, car, laptop, e.c.t may make people think you have a fancy lifestyle, but they don't even notice. In "The Necklace" Guy de Maupassant uses setting, irony and character to express this theme. In 19th century Paris, France, everybody wanted to look glamorous and sophisticated, just like Madame Loisel did. This period was known as the "Belle Epoque" time period, or…

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    Mathilide Loisel deserves readers’ pity because she is just a poor peasant who just wanted to impress everyone at a party full of rich people. In his short story “The Necklace” (1884), French writer Guy De Maupassant portrays Mathilide as this girl who just wants to impress people, and states: “She would so have liked to please, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after” (1)”. Mathilide was basically born poor and her determination to impress would ultimately be her downfall. Mathilide…

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    Murder Murder and death are common themes throughout literature works. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Alan Poe and “A Vendetta” by Guy de Maupassant, both authors explore the theme of murder in their stories. Both authors take the reader into the character’s mindset before and after committing murder. Although both stories have similarities in the way the protagonists patiently planned the murder; however, there are differences in the motives for murder, the way the murders were committed,…

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    shows how utterly wrong one is. One should enjoy how they live and be grateful for what they have. Asking for more than one can handle can lead to catastrophic events. Criticizing others for what they do can also lead to damage. Mathilde Loisel from Guy de Maupassant’s short story is similar to Miss Brill from Katherine Mansfield’s story because both value materialistic objects, both detach themselves from reality, and end up teaching a valuable lesson in the closing of the story. To begin with,…

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    Symbolism In The Necklace

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    pay for the necklace while Madame is always greedy for more and never satisfied even in tough situations. D- In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” the theme of greed and generosity are shown through the characterization of the three main characters. The use of irony and symbolism also support the characters actions from before and after the necklace was lost. II. Symbolism A- Maupassant uses many symbols throughout the story that eventually played a role in the actions and feelings of the…

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    The Attic Flat Analysis

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    Maupassant emphasizes the drudgery of the work Mathilde endures to maintain the flat, such as walking up many stairs, washing floors with large buckets of water, cleaning greasy and encrusted pots and pans, taking out the garbage, washing clothes by hand, and haggling loudly with local shopkeepers. All this reflects her coarsening and loss of sensibility, also shown by her giving up hair and hand care and by wearing cheap dresses. The work she performs, however, makes her heroic (9). As she…

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    Ana Baletskaya Ms. Jemar ENGL1302AN01 30 March 2017 Ignorance is Bliss “The Jewelry” is a short story that makes you question all you know about human nature. It requires you to examine all relationships with those close and wonder about the agendas of the heart, the depth of a person’s love and their promise of devotion. This story is particularly interesting because of the irony it casts over the reader by providing such realistic descriptions of a married pair. The couple in this story seemed…

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