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    “The Necklace” Rough Draft “Status symbols are medals you buy yourself”-Bernhard 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,…

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    problems that bring on big choices and consequences in the end. In “The Necklace”, the woman and her husband are not very wealthy. She can't afford a nice dress or jewelry to wear to a fancy party with wealthy people. She borrows a necklace from her friend, but happens to lose it afterwards. Now she is faced with the the choice to confess losing the necklace or to find an excuse covering it up. The story quotes “The necklace was no longer round her neck!”(9). This is important because it sets…

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    1. In the story “The Necklace”, Mrs. Loisel we learn, is a very gorgeous lady, but lives poorly. She is married to a clerk in the Ministry of Education. She thinks highly of herself, as if she was made to be born into the luxurious lifestyle. She has a friend, Madame Forestier, who is very wealthy, and lends a diamond necklace to Mrs. Loisel. The central conflict of this story is the loss of the diamond necklace. She loses it just after the big ball, and spends the next 10 years of her life…

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    Formulating an opinion out of a first impression is wrong, stopping to analyze things in depth can and will prove this. Della and Mathilde, respectively from the stories The Gift of the Magi and The Necklace, are, indeed, characters with very diverse characteristics overall. As someone proofreads the stories they seem to have quite different priorities and ways of achieving their goals. For such reason the tendency is to develop the idea that they are not alike at all. However, that's only a…

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    The Necklace (continued) First Person “Oh, my poor, poor Mathilde! Mine was false. It was worth five hundred francs at the most!” Those were the words spoken to me before all of the haunting memories come back to me. All that time wasted being poor, when all I wanted in life was to be rich. When I came home that one day from the Ramponneau, the long taxi ride home only to inform my husband that night that I had lost my best friends real necklace. We worked up a fortune for that stupid thing…

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    Pride is the state of holding one's self or another in high esteem. In the short story “ The Necklace” the main character, Madame Loisel, learns the role pride plays in her life. Although she lived in the upper middle class, Madame Loisel felt she was poor and became unsatisfied with her life. She wanted the world and all its riches and believed she deserved better. Being so hungover in what she didn’t have or what she couldn’t have she lost sight in how good her life already was. She had so…

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    working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” This quote by Jane Austen explains the trouble that vanity often brings upon people who value their appearance over everything else in their lives. Accordingly, in the short story titled “The Necklace”; the main character, Matilda, is weak minded to an extent where her vanity brings her great suffering. Matilda suffers through a negative transformation of her social status which is due to: her excessive desire for luxuries she can not…

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    explores this concept of materialism in his short story, The Necklace. Set in Paris in the late 1800’s, the story focuses on Monsieur and Madame Loisel. The latter is unhappy as hse finds life to be inadequate and empty of the luxuries she deserves. The Loisels revcieve an invitation to a ball. Concerned with what others will think of her, she borrows a diamond necklace from a friend of a higher class. Madame Loisel loses the necklace at the ball and must replace it, leading to her descent into…

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    Money does not equal happiness. As shown in “The Necklace”, “We Were Liars”,and in my personal life, it may be nice to have money, but it cannot buy you true happiness. In “The Necklace”, Madame Loisel longs for wealth, and when she finally gets to taste the wealthy life, it doesn’t last more than just one night. And yes, it did satisfy her, but only temporarily for a short while. In “We Were Liars”, the main character, Cadence, comes from an affluent family, and even though she has…

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    what Madame Loisel did in “ The Necklace”. Madame Loisel longs for an upper-class life, when unexpectedly her husband gets them an invitation to a high class party. She is worried about what she is going to wear and is worried about not having good enough jewelry, so she borrows a diamond necklace from her wealthy friend. Madame Loisel’s troubles begin when she loses the necklace, instead of telling her friend that she lost it she goes into debt by getting a new necklace. Madame Loisel lets her…

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