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The Life of Guy de Maupassant Exposed in The Necklace - The life of an author may often reflect through their works. This is the case in the short story, The Necklace, written by Guy de Maupassant. An ironic and a self-explanatory tale, The Necklace is written filled with twists that might just make you doubt your stand in life. Characters which anyone might not think much about, symbols that many seem to miss, and principles that few seem to understand, The Necklace might just be short but with it, you can clearly see the life and ways of a person like Guy de Maupassant....   [tags: The Necklace]
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Maupassant’s The Necklace - Mathilde Loisel lived the life of a painfully distressed woman, who always believed herself worthy of living in the upper class. Although Mathilde was born into the average middle class family, she spent her time daydreaming of her destiny for more in life... especially when it came to her financial status. Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace”, tells a tale of a vain, narcissistic housewife who longed for the aristocratic lifestyle that she believed she was creditable for. In describing Mathilde’s self-serving, unappreciative, broken and fake human behaviors, de Maupassant incorporates the tragic irony that ultimately concludes in ruining her....   [tags: The Necklace Essays] 1604 words
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Analysis of the Short Story " The Diamond Necklace" -  "The Necklace" or "The Diamond Necklace" is a short story by Guy De Maupassant, first published on 17th, February 1884, in the French newspaper Le Gaulois. The story has become one of Maupassant's popular works and is well known for its ending. It is also the inspiration for Henry James's short story, "Paste". It has been dramatised as a musical by the Irish composer Conor Mitchell; it was first produced professionally by Thomas Hopkins and Andrew Jenkins for Surefire Theatrical Ltd at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007....   [tags: the necklace, guy de maupassant, jealously] 569 words
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The Necklace - The Necklace In the story “The Necklace” the author’s theme is to show us that greed and envy can lead to destruction. In this story Mathilde is a very envious woman whom always dreamed of a life that she could not have. She was very charming and beautiful woman who thought that she must have been born into the wrong life, since she had no way of getting known and married by a rich man. Instead she married a simple middle class man and lived a middle class life. All the while she dreamed of living the life of the rich....   [tags: The Necklace Guy De Maupassant Essays] 652 words
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The Necklace - The Necklace      In any literay work, it is absolutely essential to have characters, whether major or minor. It is also necessary to develop these characters through out the story. Character development gives the reader insight to the more important meanings or lessons of the story. These lessons are usually brought out by the events that take place within the story. Looking at Guy De Maupassant's piece “The Necklace”, we see a very clear development of the main character Mathidle. In the story, we see a change in her attitude about life....   [tags: Guy De Maupassant The Necklace Essays]
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Mathilde's Life of Unhappiness in The Necklace - In Guy De Maupassant?s ?The Necklace,. Mathilde Loisel is a young woman who dreams of wealth and of being envied by other women. Mathilde always wants more than what she has, and refuses to adjust to her middle class status which causes her to never achieve the happiness she seeks. At the beginning, Mathilde?s discontentment with her simple life causes her to have unrealistic dreams of wealth. She fantasizes of unattainable riches which causes her to view her life as being drab and dull. Maupassant conveys this in several different ways throughout the first paragraph....   [tags: The Necklace Essays] 877 words
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The Conflict in Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” - Several different elements are necessary to create a story. Of all the elements, the conflict is most essential. The conflict connects all pieces of the plot, defines the characters, and drives the story forward. Once a story reaches its climax, the reader should have an emotional connection to the both story and its characters. Not only should emotions be evoked, but a reader should genuinely care about what happens next and the about the end result for the characters. Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is the perfect example of how a story’s conflict evolved the disposition of its characters....   [tags: conflict, Guy de Maupassant, Necklace, ] 424 words
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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant ?The Necklace. The theme of Guy de Maupassant story ?The Necklace. seems to be suggested by the line, ?What would have happened if Mathilde had not lost the necklace??. Mathilde Loisel grew up in poverty and had no expectations in life. When she got married, her and her husband would sit around the dinner table and imagine they were eating a luxurious meal. They would imagine using shiny silverware and eating their meal on marvelous plates. Together, they had nothing....   [tags: Guy Maupassant Necklace Essays]
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Nineteenth Century Gender Roles Exposed in The Necklace and The Story of an Hour - In the early 1900s, men treated women as a piece of property. Once a woman married, the husband owned the woman’s land and money. Most men thought women were so fragile that they could not run their own lives. Women may not have liked it but they were forced to live this way The men were the head of the household and made all the decisions. The representation of "The Necklace" and "The story of an hour" represents gender roles as defined by the nineteenth century society guidelines . The "The Story of an Hour was set in the late nineteenth century in the home of Louise Mallard.(Kate Chopin).It was written on April 19, 1894,by Kate Chopin....   [tags: The Necklace, The Story of an Hour]
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - 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 by Maupassant called “The Necklace,” which was written in 1884....   [tags: Necklace French Literature] 1005 words
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Confused Values in The Necklace - Confused Values in The Necklace To some people, class distinction is very important. Usually we think of class distinction as being of most importance to the higher classes, those who can afford to look down on the rest of the world, but sometimes this concept is of most importance to those who occupy the lower steps of society. These are the people who are stuck where they are, but feel that their true places are at the top of the social ladder. The character of Mme. Loisel in Guy de Moupassant's story "The Necklace" is one such person....   [tags: Mauassant The Necklace Essays] 681 words
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Irony in Maupassant's The Necklace - Irony in Maupassant's The Necklace Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" is situational irony written in 1884. The story was written in a time when there were very distinct social classes primarily determined by one's birth. It is about a woman who can not come to terms with her position in the middle class. Although she knows she can not escape her class, she refuses to accept it gracefully. It is through Matilde that Maupassant develops the story's irony. This is reflected through Matilde's daydreaming, which only serves to torment her, the loss of the necklace borrowed for show, which only worsens their economic position, and finally, their unnecessary sacrifice....   [tags: The Necklace Guy de Maupassant Essays] 589 words
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Free Essays - False Pride in The Necklace - False Pride in The Necklace In Mauassant's essay, The Necklace Matilda Loisel borrowed a necklace from a rich friend, Mrs Forestier, so that she would not present a "shabby air in the midst of rich women." She loses the necklace but refuses to admit that. Her and her husband, not realizing that the necklace was fake, buy a similar necklace to return to Mrs Forestier. They end up having to work for ten years to pay off this debt. All of Mme. Loisel's actions leading up to the loss of the necklace were directed by an attempt to maintain her false sense of pride, for which she gave up her dignity over the next ten years....   [tags: Mauassant The Necklace Essays] 513 words
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Selfishness in The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant - Selfishness in The Necklace by Maupassant In Guy de Maupassant's, "The Necklace" all the characters in the story exhibit similar behavior by showing that they think of themselves rather than of others. A close look at the behavior of the characters in "The Necklace" reveals more than a story about a spoiled selfish woman, but what we see is a story about a whole society of selfish people. In "The Necklace" a woman named Mathilde lives a depressed life because she does not live the life style that she desires....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace]
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The Character of Mademoiselle Loisel in Maupassant's The Necklace - The Character of Mademoiselle Loisel in Maupassant's The Necklace         Opportunity presents itself in various ways.  Sometimes, it accompanies adversity; sometimes, it occurs amid life's brightest moments.  Although working through adversity may be difficult, doing so may provide an individual with chances to grow, to gain responsibility, and to improve self-esteem.  Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" remarkably demonstrates how misfortune can lead to the improvement of a human being.  Before her misadventure, the protagonist Mme....   [tags: Maupassant Necklace Essays Papers]
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The Complex Character of Mathilde Loisel in The Necklace - The Complex Character of Mathilde Loisel in The Necklace    The development of a character on paper is key to being able to create that character on stage. The development of character on paper is also key to understanding it in our imaginations. I read and understand stories and novels much the same way that I read a play script…through character analysis. I believe that understanding characters in a short story, or any form of fiction for that matter, is essential to many reader’s abilities to grasp and enjoy the work....   [tags: Mauassant The Necklace Essays] 1154 words
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Taking Life for Granted in "The Necklace," "My Left Foot," and "Our Town" - Many people take life for granted every day. Many of the characters in the stories we have read often do this. In “The Necklace”, Mathilda does this by always thinking of herself and nobody else. My Left Foot shows how Christy Brown never takes his life for granted, and by doing this it helped him overcome his disabilities. In the story Our Town not taking life for granted is one of the main themes, such as when Emily dies and George becomes very upset about it. In the story My Left Foot, Christy Brown was diagnosed at the age of three with cerebral palsy....   [tags: Necklace, Our Town, My Left Foot] 623 words
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The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace - The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's Short Story, "The Necklace" The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" (qtd. in The Quotations Page). This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant The Necklace] 757 words
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Willa Cather's Paul's Case and Maupassant's The Necklace - Willa Cather's Paul's Case and Maupassant's The Necklace When comparing two fictional characters from two different writers one must first and foremost analyze their dreams, ambitions, or goals in the story. Whether the character is setting out to accomplish something physically, or they are on a personal or spiritual quest to find themselves....   [tags: Necklace Maupassant Cather Paul's Case] 1070 words
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The Necklace - Ten years of suffering is the cost of having pleasure for only one night. In “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant presents Mathilde Loisel, an attractive, charming but vacuous and selfish middle class lady transforms to selfness, poor, satisfied and hard-working lady. Even though, Mathidle owns a comfortable home and married to a faithful and kind husband, Monsieur Loisel, who seeks her happiness and satisfaction; she was ungrateful to the things that she had been given, because her greed and desire of wealth had captured her thoughts and blurred the real meaning of happiness in her perspective....   [tags: greed, Guy de Maupassant, wealth]
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The Necklace - “The Necklace” Around the world, values are expressed differently. Some people think that life is about the little things that make them happy. Others feel the opposite way and that expenses are the way to live. In Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace”, he develops a character, Madame Loisel, who illustrates her different style of assessments. Madame Loisel, a beautiful woman, lives in a wonderful home with all the necessary supplies needed to live. However, she is very unhappy with her life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Guy de Maupassant] 1345 words
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The Necklace - Throughout the ages, literature has consistently reflected the interests and activities of a people. Therefore, some themes have been dominant in World Literature from ancient times to the present. One such theme greed and generosity, which is explored in the French short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. On August 5, 1850, Maupassant was born near Normandy, France, where he lived for the majority of his childhood. He was the first son of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, who were both from prestigious bourgeois families....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Guy de Maupassant] 1886 words
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The Necklace - In the short story “The Necklace”, the main character, Loisel, is a woman who dreams of greater things in her life. She is married to a poor clerk who tries his best to make her happy no matter what. In an attempt to try to bring happiness to his wife, he manages to get two invitations to a very classy ball, but even in light of this Loisel is still unhappy. Even when she gets a new dress she is still unhappy. This lasts until her husband suggests she borrows some jewelry from a friend, and upon doing so she is finally happy....   [tags: Character analysis, Loisel] 764 words
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Mathilde's Inability to Accept Destiny in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace - Mathilde's Inability to Accept Destiny in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace Many people born into the middle to lower class of society come to accept their lot in life and make the best of it, Mathilde, the main character in Guy de Maupassant's short story, 'The Necklace', is not one of these people. Mathilde felt that she was attractive and that fate must have made a mistake in birthing her into a family that could not provide a suitable dowry for a proper marriage. This situation left her with no choice but to marry Mr....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant Necklace Essays] 1072 words
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The Necklace - The Necklace “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant tells of Mathilde Loisel who “by error of destiny” was born poor and winds up marrying a clerk. Mr. Loisel surprises Mathilde with an opportunity to taste the luxurious life for an evening and she unexpectedly bursts into tears because she has nothing to wear. Mr. Loisel agrees to buy her a gown and suggests that she borrow jewelry from her wealthy friend. The evening turns out to be a dream come true until the Loisels arrive home to find that the borrowed necklace is no longer around Mathilde’s neck....   [tags: essays research papers] 746 words
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The Necklace - "We want what we can't have": This renowned adage has been the cold reply of many parents to their sobbing children as they walk out of the toy store. At the time, the heartbroken children might not fully grasp the words of their parents, but as they grow up they will understand that the well known adage holds true to its meaning. Almost everybody has experienced this feeling, whether it is as young children or as wise adults. Examples of this noted proverb is evident both in print and on screen....   [tags: Book Review] 1356 words
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The Necklace - The Necklace They hadn’t a care in the world. Madly in love, both as crazy about the other just as a dog is with its food. The two of them worked five days a week, she, lazily, in a road tax booth and he was a doctor in palaeontology at Stanford University, it was he who made the majority of the earnings. Both newlyweds, just back from their exotic honeymoon in Barbados, they were relaxing at home the day before they had to go back to work. She sat me down; I knew this was going to be an awkward conversation....   [tags: Papers] 1383 words
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The Symbolism of the Necklace in The Necklace - The Symbolism of the Necklace in The Necklace Authors choose to use symbols for various reasons in short stories. It is a way for them to use on object or idea to convey many different meanings to the audience. In “The Necklace,” the author Guy de Maupassant uses a very lavish looking necklace as his main symbol. The necklace helps defining what type of woman Mme. Loisel is. It also acts as the central conflict of the story. The symbolism that is used throughout this story is crucial to revealing the theme and understanding the main character....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant - Values are spread all around the world, and many people’s values differ. These can lead to people being judged, or indirectly characterized by other people. In “The Necklace” Mme. Loisel is a beautiful woman with a decent life, and a husband that loves her, and only wants to make her happy. She is not rich but she makes it along, she insists of a better, wealthier life. When her husband gets her invited to a ball, she feels the need for a brand new fancy dress and tons of jewelry. When the couple realizes they cannot afford jewelry as well, they search out to borrow her friend, Mme....   [tags: Short Story Analysis, Values] 775 words
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The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant - Values are spread all around the world, and many people’s values differ. These can lead to people being judged, or indirectly characterized by other people. In “The Necklace” Mme. Loisel is a beautiful woman with a decent life, and a husband that loves her, and only wants to make her happy. She is not rich but she makes it along, she insists of a better, wealthier life. When her husband gets her invited to a ball, she feels the need for a brand new fancy dress and tons of jewelry. When the couple realizes they cannot afford jewelry as well, they search out to borrow her friend, Mme....   [tags: Values, Literary Analysis] 784 words
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - In Guy De Maupassant short story, “The Necklace,” he uses the necklace as a symbol of deceptive appearance. There is proof in this story that one’s appearance can be deceiving. The significance of theme is that throughout, it reveals which is that looks can be deceiving. Mathilde and the necklace itself are two pieces of evidence that shows that appearances can be deceiving. The reader gets the impression, from the author’s description of the necklace that it is stunning and very expensive. However, after a shocking surprise, the appearance of the necklace is what it appeared to be....   [tags: mathilde, appearance] 1238 words
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Literay Analysis of "The Necklace" - Greed has been taking over human beings since there was the human civilization. It is one of the main reasons our world is like it is today. Many of the past problems were caused by the humans nature of greed. Guy De Maupassant, the author of "The Necklace", perfectly shows how greed can lead to bad outcomes in the short story. Guy De Maupassant, one of the fathers of the short story, was born on August 5th 1850. A quote representing the legacy of Maupassant "French writer of short stories an novels of the naturalists school who is by general agreement the greatest french short story writers"(Bennet)....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant, Greed, Literary Themes]
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Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace - What if Mrs. Loisel told the truth to her friend. In Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” there are many examples of irony and symbolism that can help the reader understand the story more. There are two examples of irony in the short story, which are looks are deceiving and lying is never the answer. There are also three examples of symbolism in the short story, which are that the necklace symbolizes Mrs. Loisel, her life style, and her social status. Only if Mrs. Loisel overcame her fear of being judged in a bad way, then Mrs....   [tags: irony and symbolism, short story analysis]
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - “Being Honest is Always Best” Telling the truth will always prevent future conflicts. Author Guy De Maupassant who lived from 1850 to 1893 proves in the story of “The Necklace,” that no matter how bad a situation is, speaking with the truth is always best. Now, this author does not prove this theme directly. Instead, throughout various situations in the story the main characters are faced with a long-term conflict because decisions were not made with honesty. Mathilde and Loisel who is her husband, who works as a clerk at the Ministry of Public Instructions, were both faced with a conflict that could have been prevented....   [tags: forestier, truth, lying]
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Response to Literature : The Necklace - Have you ever want too many things even though your life was already fulfilled and lost yourself. Have you ever ask too much and regret for what you did. Every desire, ambition, selfishness and a bit of extravagant of a human being was carefully portrayed in this story, “The Necklace”. The story is about a young woman named Mathilde Loisel. Born in a family of artisans, she wasn’t rich, but beautiful and glamor. But she never feel satisfied of what she had and never stop dreaming to have more, to live a luxury life with expensive homes and glittering dresses, and eventually paid hard for her nonsense dreams....   [tags: Mathilde Loisel, Guy de Maupassant]
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Exposition of Plot in Maupassant's The Necklace - “Life…is composed of the most unpredictable, disparate, and contradictory elements,” according to Guy de Maupassant. “It is brutal, inconsequential, and disconnected, full of inexplicable, illogical catastrophes” (“The Writer’s Goal" 897). Utterly to the point with his words, Guy de Maupassant’s fame as a writer stemmed from his “direct and simple way” of telling readers what he observed (Chopin 861). His short story, “The Necklace,” is no exception. “The Necklace” is evidence of the literary realism that dominated literature during the 19th century....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Short Story Analysis] 1346 words
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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant - “The Necklace” The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world, there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable. This story is based on an archaic view on women, where women have no caste or hierarchy. The people grade women based off their looks and beauty....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Guy De Maupassant's The Necklace - Reading Questions 1. Guy De Maupassant’s tone in The Necklace, while objective, is a criticizing tone towards the character Mathidle. Maupassant describes Mathidle’s feelings and gives the reader the impression that he is annoyed with Mathidle’s attitude. “She grieved incessantly, feeling that she had been born for all the little niceties and luxuries of living. 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....   [tags: story analysis]
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Country Lovers versus The Necklace - ... Both of the stories had women as the main character, and both of the women suffered from tragedies that will change their life forever. Both of the stories involved a marriage-or-gender roles theme that tied the two literary works together. In the two short stories, there were multiple differences between the two authors. The Necklace was more about a married couple and how the lady was trying to live above her means that connects more with the theme. While Country Lovers was more about racism/ethnicity by this meaning black women and white men do not date because of the law back then and it was would seem like being disrespectful to the opposite race....   [tags: African Americans & Caucasian racial tension]
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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant - Honesty can prevent years of misery, guilt and regret which Guy de Maupassant depicts throughout “The Necklace.” Guy de Maupassant, a French writer, born in 1850, was considered one of France’s greatest short-story writers. His writings were mostly influenced by the divorce of his parents when he was thirteen years old and by great writers such as Shakespeare, Schopenhauer, and Flauber. His parent’s divorce caused his stories to depict unhappiness of matrimony, deceit, miscommunication, and a profound misunderstanding (Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893)....   [tags: Short Story, Literary Analysis, Honesty]
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Analysis of "The Necklace" - "The Necklace" is a short story written in 1884 by Guy De Maupassant. The main characters in the story are Mathilde Loisel, her husband Mr. Loisel, and Mrs. Forrestier. They go through an agonizing time with much suffering over a problem that they later learn never should have existed in the first place. Mathilde Loisel is described as being beautiful and charming, yet simple. She and her husband lead a very plain life, and she always dreams of having the luxurious life: a beautiful house, elegant dresses, expensive jewels, gourmet food, and more....   [tags: World Literature] 350 words
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Irony in The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant - "The necklace itself is representative of the theme of appearances versus reality.”(Gale) Guy de Maupassant was a popular French writer who wrote many short stories. One of his most popular works is “The Necklace”. The story is about a girl named Mathilde Loisel who has always dreamed of something she can never have, and just when she gets a chance, she loses her friend’s necklace that makes her life turn for the worse. Maupassant develops his theme of the deception of appearance throughout the story with the use of irony, characterization, and symbolism....   [tags: Pearls, Wealth, Appearance]
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The Theme of Pride in Guy Maupassant's The Necklace - ... Monsieur Loisel is happy and shows pride in the simple things in life. He is also proud when he receives the invitation to the ball and cannot understand his wife’s negative reaction to the invitation: “Instead of being delighted, as her husband hoped, she threw the invitation on the table with disdain…” (Maupassant 2). He sacrifices money he has saved to buy a gun so that his wife can buy a suitable dress, but she is still not happy. Madame Loisel’s pride demands more: “It annoys me not to have a single jewel, not a single stone, nothing to put on....   [tags: power, destruction, tone, symbolism]
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Comparative Essay on Slumdog Millionaire and The Necklace - The 2008 British drama film, “Slumdog Millionaire”, directed by Danny Boyle, and the short story, “The Necklace,” by Guy de Maupassant, have different settings and plot They share, however, similar cathartic themes showing the deception of appearances, and the journey from illusion to truth. Deceptiveness of appearances is highlighted in, “The Necklace,” by the necklace of Mathilde’s wealthy best friend, Madame Forestier. She allows, Mathilde to borrow it for the party. The fact that it comes from Madame Forestier’s jewelry box gives it the illusion of high value, when actually it is just costume jewelry....   [tags: setting, plot, themes, appearance, truth] 558 words
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Theme Analysis of Maupassant's The Necklace - Guy De Maupassant's short story "The Necklace" remarkably demonstrates how misfortune can lead to self improvement through the character Mathilde Loisel. Madame Mathilde was one of those beautiful and delightful young ladies with not very many high expectations, achievements, and no way to be accepted into the elaborate society and lifestyle in which she finds herself daydreaming about day and night. In Guy De Mauspassant's `The Necklace," the author examines the theme of how learning a difficult lesson about honesty can impact someone for the rest of their life....   [tags: European Literature Guy De Maupassant] 718 words
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The Necklace: The Downfall Of Mathilde Loisel - The Necklace: The Downfall of Mathilde Loisel Jealousy and envy are among the greatest of sins and have been the down fall of many. Maupassant's "The Necklace" is the story of a woman who is overcome with jealousy and envy. Mathilde Loisel feels she has been cheated by life from all of the wonderful things it has to offer. The reader learns how these qualities in Mme. Loisel come back to haunt her for many years as the story unfolds with an ironic ending. Mathilde Loisel, as the main character of the story, is truly believable....   [tags: essays research papers] 886 words
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