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    Prideful Women It has been said that God will humble those who refuse to humble themselves. This certainly seems to be the case for the protagonists in the short Stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor and “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. “The Necklace” tells the story of Mathilde, a French woman whose pride drives her insatiable materialistic nature and transforms her into her own antagonist through a journey of self-destruction. “A Good Man is Hard to Find” introduces us…

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    Guy de Maupassant 's short story “The Necklace” is a perfect example that telling the truth is always best. The main character Mathilde Loisel is an attractive young woman of modest means., who feels fate has dealt her an unfair hand. She longs for the finer things in life and believes she was born to be among the social elites. Her desire to be wealthy and socially acceptable leads to a life of unhappiness, deception and years of misery. Mathilda Loisel 's unhappiness appears to have begun…

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    The story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant has it's similarities and differences when compared to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. In both of these stories it is apparent that both couples see material things as values because their situation is related to poverty in some way. The endings in each story show what the true importance is in their lives. “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is about a middle class couple that is invited to a fancy ball. The wife sees them as poor compared…

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    marriage or a theme of choosing between love or marriage, has been very common amongst short stories, novels, movies etc. I have two short stories that will be discussed with you, the reader. These two short stories are titled, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant and “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, they are similar and different at the same time. During this era, Women were married off, for money, land, power, and etcetera. They got from the bride’s father, or family. Women did not like…

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    Kat, the subject of her many photographs. Mathews uses a unique and interesting sort of snapshot vignette style of writing that includes very specific and intentionally placed details, similar to the ideas presented in “The Writer’s Goal” by Guy de Maupassant. Maupassant’s ideas focus on using different literary techniques to show the reader exactly what the writer is trying to…

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    privation and moral torture…” (Maupassant 37). Mathilde let her husband throw away the rest of his life for a mistake she made. Through the loss of all the family’s earnings and the ten years work to follow, Mathilde’s viewpoint on life seems to shift. Her mind lets go of the greedy thoughts of wanting the world and turns to seeing herself as the bigger person. She “now knew the horrible existence of the needy. She took her part, moreover all of a sudden, with heroism” (Maupassant 39). She turns…

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    In this world, there are people who are always optimistic about what they have, and there are people who do not appreciate what they have. The story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant is about a French middle class, married woman named Madame Loisel who grieves incessantly about her luxury items. The story displays a melodramatic genre at the beginning and transitions to a comedy-like mood. Due to her selfish personality, she loses a diamond necklace she borrows from a friend and suffers through…

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    The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, A & P by John Updike, and Araby by James Joyce each author illustrate their characters in such a way which allows the reader to envision the character’s meaning of life as they face different challenges. Jealousy, envy, power and seduction are all part of the drive which encourages these characters to indulge in events that define human condition, which generally “refers to anything unique about being human, no matter the gender, race…

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    Wicki. In today’s society most humans are placed in social classes based on the material possessions they gain. Unlike in the past where appearance mattered more than the what the item can be used for. In the story “The Necklace,” written by Guy de Maupassant, Mme. Loisel finds herself desperate to enter a higher social class through attaining multiple status symbols. Although most status symbols can be bought, status symbols have changed over time because of people’s constant change of…

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    The Necklace Essay

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    Someone once said,”If they stand by you during the bad times, they deserve to be there during the good times.The short story,”The Necklace” was written by Guy De Maupassant. “The Necklace” is about a girl who is very materialistic, who had lost a necklace which she had been borrowed by a friend. She works years to pay back the money to replace it. Her husband, pays most of it off himself. Therefore, Monsieur Loisel, the husband, is loyal, hardworking, and grateful, he is a loving man. In the…

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