The situational irony is the fact that Madame Loisel thought that if she borrowed the diamond necklace it would help her become closer to the life she wanted, but the necklace ended up putting her and her husband into poverty and without the life that she longed for, instead. The ten years of poverty that Madame Loisel and
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.
In “The Necklace” Guy De Maupassant writes a story about a woman and her husband and how a necklace changed their lives. The story begins with Maupassant describing Mathilde Loisel as a woman that was born into the wrong path of life due to her characteristics. Mathilde liked all the aspects of a rich lifestyle but she could not partake in these aspects because she was poor. She spent most of her time visualizing herself with a higher social status and interacting the things that came with it. One day her husband, Mister Loisel, was able to procure for her an invitation to a ball at a palace.
Looks are not the only thing in which Daisy feels superior. Money becomes a major factor in the way Daisy feels about herself and others. On page 149 it says “she vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby-nothing,” -she left Gatsby because he forced her to make a choice. She realized Tom had more money and that she used to love Gatsby, but not anymore. All she wants is the money so she chose Tom so that instead of being define by society based on her personality, she will be judged only by her wealth- another mask.
It was a selfish motivation that cost them their lives. Mrs. Loisel's character was selfish in "The Necklace" because instead of wearing flowers like her husband suggested, she chose to borrow her friend's jewelry. "You can wear some natural flowers. At this season they look very chic. For ten francs you can have two or three magnificent roses.
In "The Necklace", Madame Loisel is described as a beauteous woman who was cheated out of the potential life she should have had, because of the fact that she was beautiful yet not part of the higher class. She is unable to be satisfied with the life she has and is constantly coveting for luxurious items. Although Madame Loisel is materialistic or ungrateful, her obsession over her appearance is re-enforced by society, making her a victim of a culture that glorifies
Liosel wants to be, a expensive and beautiful person. 6. Mme. Loisel’s life changes with her becoming more poor which makes her give up some of the luxuries she had before she lost the necklace. She also becomes less beautiful and more strained.
Once she had a chance to attend the ball, her dream came true, she was living the dream of being rich by wearing beautiful dress and a “diamond” necklace. For Mathilde the necklace symbolizes vanity and concealment; ironically necklace takes a decade of her life. As for many people, being rich is the purpose of their life and their answer to happiness. Mathilde had the parallel mentality of being
When presented with the invitation to the party, she immediately rejects the request due to her fear of others judging her “middle class appearance”. But her loving husband offers her the hard earned money he had been saving up so she can treat herself to a brand new dress for the party. Her actions are centered around the happiness of herself, and have no good intentions towards her husband or ￼her marriage, resulting unfortunately by portraying her true colors of being greedy and unappreciative of the little money her family had. With her... ... middle of paper ... ...re the human behaviors of an unappreciative and broken lifestyle. Together the two look up the the high class and luxury lifestyle with beliefs that they deserve to be apart of it.
Mathilde is not satisfied until she finds an expensive diamond looking piece. She is ecstatic when she goes to the ball and is swooned over for her beauty. In all of her pride she loses the necklace that was loaned to her. Instead of being honest, she asks her loving and willing husband to go out and search for the necklace. The two of them make an unwise decision to avoid the truth, and took out loans that they would not be able to pay back.