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    In the 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…

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    Austin Swanson Mr. Evans English 101 September 8, 2015 Greed and “The Necklace” Texts can be interpreted in many ways based on who’s reading the piece and what they have gone through. One very major theme that speaks to people is greed. Stories telling of people wanting the world and losing everything, can do wonders to the reader’s thoughts. Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is a very commendable example of a work with many meanings such as greed, ambition, and love for social class. This story has…

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    In the story “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loisel should be admired for her response and her actions after she loses the necklace. At the beginning of the story, Mme. Loisel’s husband worked hard to receive an invitation to an exclusive party. First, Mme. Loisel didn’t want to attend the party because she didn’t have a dress or anything else nice to wear. Her husband then said “What a goose you are! Go find your friend, Mme. Forester, and ask her to lend you some jewelry. You know her well enough to…

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    In Guy de Maupassant 's fictional short story "The Necklace", he tells the story of a beautiful girl who tries to be someone she 's not and in this case, ends up paying the price of doing so. In the story, she thinks she deserves more and when she gets the opportunity to attend a ball, she feels she can be like the other women, if only for one night. Thus, she spends lots of money on a dress and being underprivileged, she decides to ask her friend, Madame Forestier, if she would let her borrow…

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    Loisel crosses paths with her long time friend Mme. Forestier this is when we learn that the necklace was made only of paste. It was a fake, just like Mme. Loisel. She felt in order to be accepted she had to put up a false front. She had to keep up with the Jones in sense. This is a major character flaw that ends up costing her ten years of her life. “She had become the woman of impoverished households-strong and hard and rough” (Maupassant 182). She had become a totally different woman on…

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    The stories of “The Necklace” and “The Gift of The Magi” tell of two women who live a poor lifestyle and the challenges they face due to their financial statuses. The women, Madame Loisel and Della Dillingham Young, show similarities in the lifestyles they both live. However, their attitudes, personalities, the way they treat their husbands, and values differ in multiple ways. Madame Loisel and Della live similar lives, for they both live a rather poor lifestyle. Madame Loisel lived among,…

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    Loving Life over the Riches People these days tend to go broke trying to keep up with the next for nothing. In this book The Necklace written by Guy de Maupassant, in the mid 1850’s this short story The Necklace they were dealing with this same issue. A lady by the name of Mathilde Loisel is what you often find in today’s world. She is one of people who are so stuck at living the good life that they don’t enjoy what they have, and the people in it. So below I will list three types of people and…

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    "The Necklace" is a story about a woman named Mathilde and she was semi-wealthy and got greedy. A friend let Mathilde borrow a "expensive" necklace for a evening reception that Mathilde accidentally lost, she then found out how much the necklace was worth and she had to buy another one and basically destroyed her life because of her greed. Then years after Mathilde was poor paying off the necklace and then she found out the necklace was fake and she didn't need to spend all that money. That's…

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    The Necklace Irony Essay

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    In “The Necklace,” Mathilde is portrayed as a very unthankful person by the use of characterization, verbal irony, and person vs society conflict. The story commences with Mathilde, a non-wealthy woman, receiving an invitation to a party, but hastily complaining about her lack of jewelry, so she borrows a necklace from Madame Forestier. At the conclusion of the party, she loses the necklace and spends years paying for the replacement, only to discover the original was made of paste. Throughout…

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    Diamond Necklace Essay

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    This is a question that many people ask, but the answer is debatable. It may be a deep-rooted crisis, dissatisfaction in a relationship, or maybe some women are born with the desire to be showered in lavish clothing and jewelry. In “The Diamond Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, this is true for the main character Mathilde. She finds herself in a life that she feels wasn’t meant for her, with a man who isn’t enough. Her raging desire for more out of life will lead to her own social demise. Guy de…

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