After she got the dress she was still sad because she didn’t have any jewelry to go along with it. She went to one of her richer friends that she was particularly close to and asked to borrow a piece of jewelry. She picked out an extravagant necklace from Madam Forestier’s collection. When she was at the party she stuck out more than anyone else and had an amazing time there. After the party they went home and when Mathilde got home, she noticed that the necklace was missing.
She was even unpleased at the humble peasant girl who did her housework. She dreamed of having oriental tapestry, illuminated tall bronze candelabra, dainty cabinets containing priceless things, and elegant dinners with fine food. She was unhappy, she wasn’t meant to be born unfortunate. One evening her husband came home with an invitation and he thought that it would make her cheerful because she never goes out and she is always unhappy. The invitation was to attend a ball, but instead of being joyed, Mathilde was unhappy and complained she had no gown to put on her back.
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. The Loisels secretly replace the necklace with an expensive duplicate that takes them ten long, hard years to pay off.
The use of Irony is seen in both short stories representing the constriction in marriage. In “The Necklace” Madame Losiel receives a spectacular invitation to a prestigious gala which her husband went to great ends to get. Loisel had this desire to live a lifestyle that was way beyond her means. After purchasing a beautiful gown worth 400 franks Mathilde Loisel came to the realization that she had no jewelry to go along with the dress. Her husband suggested “You will wear some natural flowers” and she replied “ No; there is nothing more humiliating than to look poor among a lot of rich women” (Maupassant 2).
One day her husband, M. Loisel, comes homes extremely excited to show his wife an invitation that he has received to go to a fancy ball. She is not happy because she has nothing to wear and she doesn’t want to show up looking ugly with house full of rich people. She got the dress she wanted but then was not happy because she needed jewelry to go with this dress. Mathilde went to her rich friend to borrow jewels from. Of course she went with the most extravagant piece of jewelry, a diamond necklace.
Mathilde dreamt of wealth, fine clothes, and a beautiful house. She knew that those dreams were unrealistic and unattainable. One day her husband came home from work and handed her an invitation to attend a ball. She wanted to attend; yet she had no dress to wear. After digging in to money they had been trying to save, Mathilde purchased a dress for the ball.
Since the very day of her birth, Mathidle has constantly chased after the affluent existence as she fantasizes that women like her friend, Madam Forestier, relish. Through her husband’s invitation to the minister’s gala, she adorns herself in a fine dress and a priceless diamond necklace, and transforms her into a beautiful envied person far from her usual impoverished disposition. However, after she loses the necklace, replaces it, and repays the debts, she finds pleasure within her “new” life as a lower class woman, which is who she was destined to
Mrs. Bennet is anxious to have her five daughters marry into well houses. When a rich single, man Charles Bingley, arrives nearby, she urges her husband to get to know him. The Bennets go to a ball in a town called Meryton, and are introduced to Charles Bingley. Everyone likes him but his friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy is found to be arrogant. Mr. Darcy doesn’t dance with anyone outside his “group,” and he says that Elizabeth Bennet is attractive, but not enough to tempt him.
In Guy De Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace,” the writer presents the main character Mathilde Loisel. Throughout the story, Madame Loisel, a beautiful women married to a clerk from the Ministry of Education, is preparing for the upcoming ball. With the event daunting on her mind, Mathilde asks her husband for money to buy a new dress. However, even with the new dress in hand she is still dissatisfied with the lack of jewels to match her outfit, and after a prompting from her husband, Mathilde asks her friend Madame Forestier to lend her a diamond necklace. On the day of the even, Madame Loisel, is declared the prize of the ball, and men and women alike shower her with affection as she steels their hearts with elegance and grace.
Without the presence of her spouse, she becomes obsessed with fairytales; she writes a statement to her husband saying, “In 1920 she writes to him “I see the Fairy Tale as our history really. It’s a tremendous symbol. The Prince and Princess do wed in the end […]” (Lederman page 35). Her husband married her for the money, and he never really kept her that much company. The absence of love from her husband, her father, and her lost brother, constructs an obsession over romance and relationships between men and women.