In The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant the husband "Monsieur Loisel is content with the small pleasures of his life, but does his best to appease Mathilde's demands and assuage her complaints"(Spark Notes). By any means, Monsieur will do anything or try to do anything to make his wife happy. Mathilde the protagonist who's a stunning lady with beautiful looks who feel the need to be rich, so she stays dreaming of what her life would be like as a rich lady. Although she was not rich, but mid class she did have a rich friend that she stays away from because of the simple fact that she was not as fortun...
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... matter of the circumstances if the baby was mixed with different races or not. While The Necklace was more about a lady trying to live above her living means.
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