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    they can achieve the societal standard for beauty, they will finally be happy. However, oftentimes more basic elements bring this sought after state of contentment. In “The Necklace,” a short story set in 19th century France, the author Guy de Maupassant employs simple writing techniques to illustrate…

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    is an incredibly unique gift with which we are all given the benefit of having. Through the use of our individual mind-set, we are all conditioned to think and react in certain ways which affect our daily impact in life. In the short stories, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, A & P by John Updike, and Araby by James Joyce each author illustrate their characters in such a way which allows the reader to envision the character’s meaning of life as they face different challenges. Jealousy, envy,…

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    In The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant tells the story of Mathilde, a beautiful woman plagued by her desire to be wealthy. Mathilde feels destined for much more than the ordinary and mundane life she has been given. Mathilde is given a chance to appear wealthy at a party by borrowing a friend’s expensive necklace. When Mathilde loses the necklace, she and her husband are hurled into financial suffering that they could have never imagined. The Necklace is a masterpiece of literary irony delivered…

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    the due date, taking one too many samples at the frozen yogurt shop or gossiping about peers behind their back. In “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde Loisel also lives a life full of flaws. The story depicts a woman named Mathilde, who is invited to an ornate party. The gathering, which she hopes is magnificent, turns into a tragedy when she loses a necklace that she borrowed. Mathilde then spends the next ten year of her life working to repay her debt. Throughout the…

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    The character Mme Loisel in Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace can be hard to relate to. She can be vain, selfish and greedy although readers do feel bad for her sometimes. Mme Loisel was born into a family without money or a proper home. The author describes how she suffers from her lifestyle of being middle- class. She was described as being ‘unhappy all the time’ due to not having the luxury and fine dresses she dreamed of. She is also simply not content with what she has. All Mathilde wants…

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    In the first two paragraphs Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” displays Madame Mathilde Loisel; a young woman that comes from a family with no caste or class, married off to a clerk in the Ministry of Education in France—though she desired and had a deep belief that she deserved better. Madame felt that every luxury or delicacy she’s has seen others experienced, that she had merited it as well and that she was drowning, suffering from the poorness of her household and its contents…

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    Guy De Maupassant’s “The Diamond Necklace” is a story set in the 19th century. The main characters are Mathilde and her husband. The story talks about how the wife of a common household - Mathilde Loisel, borrows a diamond necklace for an upcoming high class party and subsequently loses it afterward, only that she found out after working for ten years to pay back the debt of the necklace it is but a fake. Mathilde’s clash between the reality she faces and fantasies she longs for demonstrates the…

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    creates tension in the story “The Necklace” with his narrative structure that includes critical information in the exposition and vivid characterization as well as manipulation of time. Guy de Maupassant creates tension starting with the exposition. Madame Loisel was a very greedy woman she did not like anything she had. “She suffered, constantly, feeling that all the attributes of a gracious life,…

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    Maupassant, the author of “The Necklace”, was vocal about his displeasure with the class system in France during the twentieth century. Although de Maupassant was in the middle class, he still felt that he could change the class system through different short stories. Throughout the short story, “The Necklace”, the setting plays an intricate role in the decisions that Mathilde, the protagonist, makes, and the consequences that come along with her actions. In “The Necklace”, Guy de Maupassant…

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    Have you ever had your American Dream come true? Something that you desired finally happen to you? In the Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, translated by Edgar V. Roberts, has two main characters: Mathilde Loisel (Madame Loisel), who is a round character, and her husband, Monsieur Loisel, who is a flat character and works for the Ministry of Education. Although Monsieur Loisel did not have much, he did everything in his power to make sure he and his wife lived a comfortable life. Madame Loisel had…

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