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    In Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace,” Mathilde Loisel disdains what she had- a cozy home life, a bowl of hot soup, a loving husband- and seek for possessions that exhibit wealth. Because of her greed, Mathilde lost ten years of youth, leaving everything behind, and is forced to reside as a ragged housewife. De Maupassant informed the reader of Madame Loisel’s longing for wealth and her ungratefulness for what she has, through his use of anaphora. Therefore, Mathilde is a character…

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    De Maupassant was a famous writer about the harsh reality in life, which he implies in “The Necklace”. The short story “The Necklace” teaches a big lesson of how greed can lead to bad endings. A beautiful women that has good life, still wants much more wealth than what she really needs. This desire of wanting more leads to tragedy and she ends up having a lot less than what she had. The theme of “The Necklace” is emphasized how little things can change someone’s life completely without even…

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    life is, how fickle! How little is needed to ruin or to save!”(4), says Guy de Maupassant in his short story, “The Necklace”. This quote explains how drastically a person’s life can change from a decision they make. In “The Necklace,” Madame Loisel loses a necklace she borrowed from her friend, Madame Forestier, This lead to a negative outcome in her life. In the short story, “The Necklace,” the author, Guy de Maupassant, uses characterization and irony to show that being ungrateful for what you…

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    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 ten years to repay her debt. The author uses…

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    In the story “The Necklace,” Guy de Maupassant illustrates through the actions and words of the characters that caring about one's status can have disastrous consequences. One example in the beginning of the story is when Madame Loisel is complaining of her belongings; and it reads, “She grieved over the shabbiness of her apartment, the dinginess of the walls, the worn-out appearance of the chairs, the ugliness of the draperies…which another woman of her class would not have noticed.”…

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    borrow the necklace for the ball. Mrs. Loisel seemed very needy and ungrateful at this moment of the story , seeing how she was given a dress from her husband. Maupassant contrasts Mrs. Loisel with Mr. Loisel to show the differences in their character. Although she acts very cruel towards her husband, at times she can be very kind.…

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    stress. Guy de Maupassant’s short story called “The Necklace” follows the life of Mathilde Loisel, a woman who desired to embody the presence and life of the upper class. She approached her friend Madame Forestier while searching for a piece of jewelry to complete her look for an exciting night out. What filled up her eager heart was a diamond necklace that Madame Forestier loaned her. Eagerness turned into insurmountable fear as she lost the necklace while out and about. She was now faced with…

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    The necklace is a story written with the intent of the combination of greed, vanity, forbidden desire and wealth. It was written by a famous writer named Guy De Maupassant. The talented writer was born in 1850 and died in 1893. Because of his unique style, he was considered one of the best and most famous writers in the 19th century. Mr. Maupassant succeeded in writing 30 volumes, 300 stories, traveling books, articles and poems. Today, I felt fortunate to have read one of the many short stories…

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    about being grateful for what you already have. Guy de Maupassant supports this idea in his short story The Necklace. The story opens to a young, beautiful Madame Mathilde Loisel in her shabby and worn Paris apartment in 1884, a time when class separated people and she wanted nothing more than to be of one higher than the lower-middle placement she was born into. In the short story The Necklace, Madame Loisel struggles to achieve a taste of the upper class status she felt she deserved only to…

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    In "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel lets her pride control her actions. This story tells about a woman who is invited to a large party but has nothing to wear, and when she loses a borrowed necklace her life is changed forever. Initially in the exposition, Madame Loisel states how she believes she was born for every luxury and this belief is a factor in her later decisions. For example, when Madame Loisel is invited to the party with her husband she shows her pride when she…

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