In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace,” Mathidle is unhappy with the life she currently has. Furthermore, Mathidle is always striving to be like her “rich” friends. Even though Mathidle’s husband tries extremely hard to please Mathidle, Mathidle is always unsatisfied with her materialistic wealth in the beginning of her life. Likewise, Mathidle is an object-oriented idealist who momentarily escapes reality only to experience a tragic loss and eventually finds happiness through her journey. One of the first characteristics readers see of Mathidle is her longing for a wealthy lifestyle.
There comes a time in a woman’s life where she tends to become bitter and ungrateful. It is natural to feel that way in any time period for young women coming to age as they do not realize what they have to do stay beautiful. Some women can even get so caught up in their life, that no one, not even their husband really matter to them. In “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant it reveals Mathilde’s selfish and conceited ways, as she is not thankful for an invitation Mr. Loisel gives to her to attend the ball. Although Mathilde may not be the most grateful wife, she learns the hard way of what struggle really is later on in the story.
Worried for her own and her daughters' futures, she knows that if her girls want money, they have to marry it. Mrs. Hammond encourages her oldest daughter, Lucy, to marry a very wealthy man. Emily, however, falls for a poet who has little regard for money. Because Emily refuses to pollute her heart with greed, she finds true love with Kelroy, which outlives all material pleasures. Without money we cannot survive because it's necessary to provide food, clothing, and shelter.
Daisy soon takes control over their relationship. In the quote, Gatsby waits for an approving look from Dai... ... middle of paper ... ... cannot keep it because they are incapable of providing all the essential things a woman needs in life, money, security, and masculinity; however, only one man can provide it, Tom. In Fitzgerald’s view, the only way to win a girl’s love and to keep it is through money. Fitzgerald shows the reader that together, love and money are the key to obtaining a satisfying relationship.The idea that people choose to be in a relationship for the money is sickening. Those who choose this way of life care about popularity and use rich and glory to be loved.
Madame Mathilde Loisel, a charming but selfish lady, never feel satisfied with her wants. Before she lost the necklace, Mathilde thoughts are described as , “ She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury.” (Maupassant 1). At first, Mathilde was unhappy and disappointed of her life. She was a beautiful woman, and ought to live a magnificent life. But she was the daughter of an artisan, and then married a clerk in the Ministry of Education, which broke her heart.
In Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace”, Mathidle is unhappy with the life she currently has. Furthermore, Mathidle is always striving to be like her “rich” friends. Even though Mathidle’s husband tries extremely hard to please Mathidle, Mathidle is always unsatisfied with her materialistic wealth in the beginning of her life. Likewise, Mathidle is an object-oriented idealist who momentarily escapes reality only to experience a tragic loss and eventually finds happiness through her journey. One of the first characteristics readers see of Mathidle is her longingness for a wealthy lifestyle.
Women in European class systems where a mans accessory and were dependent on men to take care of them. Women weren 't allowed to go to school and could never make a name for themselves (Hughes). A woman 's aspiration, and all she was good for, was to get married to a rich or notable man. Madame Loisel however had to settle for an average, middle class man due to her social worth. She lived being constantly irritated by her modest environment, yearning for fancy dishes, and wishing she could be in a position to be envied.
Continuing from her complaints of not having a jeweled accessory, her husband offered an alternative of stylish flowers only to reply with “No; there’s nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who are rich” Mathilde is constantly lusting after a luxurious lifestyle, believing that she was born for the upper class, and refusing to appear any less of it. When Mathilde went to borrow her friend’s jewelry she looked through many different accessories, asking Mine. Forestier is she had more. Out of all the strands she picked the “superb necklace of diamonds” one, arguably one of the most expensive gems, taking it with ” her heart beating in immoderate desire.” After the ball was over, before Mathilde and her husband went home, he threw over her shoulders a modest wrap of common life to keep her warm. Mathilde was not pleased as she “wanted to escape so as not to be remarked by the other women, who were enveloping themselves in costly furs.”, again ungrateful to her husband’s kindness.
Her desiration for wealth, status has jeopardized her life but in the end, it managed to put her into realization that wealth and beauty is not the source of true happiness. Mathilda was born in a clerk’s family, but the natural charm and mesmerizing beauty she had, made her always think she should belong in an upper class family. She suffered as if she had been wealthy before. She lived in her own imaginary world where the real life does not match with the ideal life she thinks that she deserves. She was married to a clerk of Board of Education, Mr. Loisel.
One should appreciate the lifestyle they were raised in and not focus or desire materialistic things. In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel, born into a family of clerks, believed she deserved the finer things in life. However, she was forced to marry a clerk and since then she chose to suffer instead of appreciating what her husband had to offer. One evening, her husband brought her an invitation to a ball in hopes to make her happy. Instead, Madame Loisel became irritated and complained she didn’t have anything to wear.