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    Mathilde Loisel from “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is a character that starts the story off as a selfish person who believes she deserves a better life. After an unfortunate event Mathilde is forced to make drastic changes to her lifestyle. After this event, Mathilde becomes a very different and more realistic character. A dynamic character is described as a person that makes changes to their life, they recognize the change, and that thus causes them to have an attitude adjustment.…

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    How Authors Use Setting and Style to Show the Characters Real Personalities in “The Necklace" and “The Lottery” The story “the Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant reflects on the life of a girl named Mathilde. The turn of events in Mathilde 's life helps in the construction of the plot. Initially she is portrayed as a young and attractive girl with the fantasies of living a lavish life by getting married wealthy man. However she ends up in a desolate state, after getting married to a clerk in the…

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    In the story “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde was a stunning woman who was born into a low caste in France. Her whole life she spent wishing that she was wealthy and owned more than what she had. When Mathilde’s husband got her an invitation to go to a ball with lots of people from classes higher than hers, she wasn’t satisfied. Though this is what she had wanted for a long time, she was determined that she wouldn’t go unless she had a new dress and expensive jewelry to wear.…

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    The Necklace: Change in Perspective In The “Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel is a middle class French woman who always wants to look like the rich, and feel like it. So you can imagine she is quite thrilled when her and her husband, Monsieur Loisel, are invited to a ball at the Ministry of Education. Her husband buys her a new dress and her friend Madame Forstier lends her a beautiful diamond necklace, but problems arouse when Mme. Loisel loses the necklace. They buy a new one and…

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    Would you waste your whole life replacing a necklace or winning a bet? In both passages “The Necklace’ and “The Bet” I think that the dialogue used by the banker and Madame Loisel reveals aspects of the characters. “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant (1884) used Madame Mathilde Loisel and Monsieur Loisel dialogue to reveal that she was conceited and her husband was thoughtful. For example, De Maupassant (1884) used Madame Mathilde Loisel her internal thoughts to show she wanted…

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    This quote remains true to characters that care more for being noticed then they do about what they should be focusing on. In the short stories “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant and “The A&P” by John Updike, both of the central characters are motivated by the desire for attention, which results in the choices they make and the ending. In “The Necklace,” Madame Loisel realizes she needs attention when she receives her invitation to the ball. She insists that she has jewels, or else she will…

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    In Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace”, Mathilde endures some difficult circumstances because of a few personal qualities that caused her life to change drastically. Mathilde has always wanted money but has never been lucky enough to acquire such wealth. This results in her wanting everything to herself. She ends up learning the hard way on why she should be thankful for what her husband provides her and not constantly want more and more stuff to seem higher in society. Mathilde is a very…

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    and need. There is always going to be the pros and the cons to needing something and wanting something. Materialistic things can’t always make someone feel good. It can emotionally and physically damage a person. In the story The Necklace by, Guy de Maupassant. A woman named Madame Loisel had a learning experience from making careless decisions that physically took some of her precious life including her husbands. “What I gave back to you was another one just like it. And it…

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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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    meaning that they are influenced by the culture and socioeconomic conditions of the time during which they were created. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is a prime example of this. By examining this story through a Marxist lens, the reader can get an idea of the social and economic forces of this time period that affect the story. “The Necklace” follows the story of Madame Loisel, a woman born into the middle class, married to a clerk, and desperately in love with the finer things in life,…

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