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    The Necklace

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    Someone who has agency has control over their own lives and they make their own decisions. In the story The Necklace, Mme Loisel wanted to wealthy like the people of the higher class. Because of the social norms of society, she follows those norms to stand out in society. Maupassant uses characterization to show how society is influenced by the social norms of society, causing them to lose the agency and to be blinded by wealth. In the story The Necklace by Maupassant, the author uses characterization in order to develop the central idea that society is blinded by wealth. Loisel was born into a family of clerks. She believes that she deserves more than terrible living conditions. Because of her good looks, she is depressed about the fact that…

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    Knowledge, humans have long desired to possess exponentially more than what they require. “How Much Land Does a Man Need?” by Leo Tolstoy and “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant, the characters in view are discontented by their current lifestyle. They ruin every spark of a fulfilling life by adding materialistic notions to every aspect, by discrediting their close ones and feeling worse off than they actually are. Both the authors have the same theme by strongly delivering that greed ultimately…

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    Symbolism In The Necklace

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    Monsieur Loisel in this short story. B- “The Necklace” starts out with a poor couple in France, Madame and Monsieur Loisel. Monsieur Loisel is thankful and satisfied with his current lifestyle. On the other hand, Madame Loisel believes she was meant for a more lavish lifestyle and feels bad for herself and everything she does not have. The husband gets the couple invited to a ball and Madame Loisel borrows a necklace from an old…

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    The Necklace Essay

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    In the story, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant’s is about a middle class woman named Mathilde Louise that has altered her deportment; because of an accident in relation to her dream of living a luxurious life. She is discontent due to her current middle-class lifestyle; she thinks her beauty should earn her a higher place in society. She dresses as elegantly as possible. She thinks that having a dress is not good enough; then she asks her old school friend if she can borrow a necklace, which…

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    The Necklace Tone

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    Many of us hear from a young age that beauty is generally a superficial aspect, one that is also seen through one’s personality, or even actions. “The Necklace” is a short story by Marjorie Laurie in which a young lady, Mathilde, loses a necklace she borrowed from a friend and her husband, Loisel, helps her retrieve it. The theme taken from this story is that true beauty goes past the skin. Marjorie Laurie uses literary elements, such as tone and mood, symbolism and irony, and characterization,…

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    Irony In The Necklace

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    designer clothes gives you a status of being "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…

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    The Necklace Thesis

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    grace. When Guy de Maupassant (1884) wrote the story “The Necklace” it was right during this time period. This story portrayed a young beautiful woman with big dreams. The problem with her big dreams was she was a simple plain woman with no sense of style. Her husband had an everyday clerk’s job that he enjoyed. The woman in the story on the other hand was not happy with what they had she wanted more out of life. For just one night she had a chance to become someone she had always dreamed of by…

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    The Necklace Thesis

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    perfect for the short story “The Necklace”. Had Mathilde Loisel a beautiful woman who dreams of a richer life seen this quote the story would have ended differently. The second she refuses to tell Jeanne a rich woman and friend of Mathilde what actually happened her life would not have came apart so easily. We see going through the story that Mathilde lying keeps leading her to the wrong path. Mathilde lying ruined her life and caused great pain to her and her husband Monsieur who is a hard…

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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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    The Necklace Essay

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    As an intro in The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, Mme. Loisel is described as an elegant and beautiful girl who may have been “mistaken by destiny” as she is born in a family of clerks. She is quite self-conscious about the poverty that she is dealing with and because of that she got married, also, to a clerk without any dowries. Feeling like she had fallen from her “proper station”. As the reader, we can assume that Mme. Loisel is an arrogant character who is full of herself and believes that…

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