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    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

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    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

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    to reject the life of women of their class. Mathilde Loisel and Louise Mallard are very alike because they dream of something they do not have, then their dreams come true, but destiny plays a fatal role in both stories, and ladies lose everything they had. In both stories, ladies have caring husbands, whom they do not appreciate .Unfortunately, the endings of both stories are tragic. From the first lines of both stories, it is clear that Mathilde Loisel and Mrs. Mallard dream of living different

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    There are four settings in this story. The first setting is Madam Loisels Apartment where every day after she lost the “diamond” necklace she labored herself. The second setting was Madam Forestier’s where Madam Loisel got the “diamond”necklace. The next scene s the large ball room where they had the banquet and had the best time of her life. The last scene is the Champs Elyrees where Madam Loisel meets Madam Forestier for the first time in ten years and Forestier tells her that the necklace is only

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    Female Protagonists

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    The desire for freedom is a similar aspect of the female protagonists Louise Mallard, Mathilde Loisel, and Emily Grierson.In Kate Chopin's, "The Story of an Hour," Guy DE Maupassant's, "The Necklace," and William Faulkner's, "A Rose for Emily," the female protagonist's have a desire for freedom. The stories are about three women living in patriarchal societies. Each character longs for freedom in a different way, but because of the men in their lives they are unable to make their own life decisions

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    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. Loisel, a minor clerk. Although many would think that Mathilde would have come to accept her lot in life, she never

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    reflects a disapproving opinion of Mathilde. He believes that Mathilde is snobby and too concerned with her social image: "She suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born for all the delicacies and all the luxuries. She suffered from the poverty of her dwelling, from the wretched look of the walls, from the worn-out chairs, from the ugliness of the curtains" (66). Through this description of her personality, the narrator illustrates his notion that Mathilde feels that she deserves a wealthier

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    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

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    Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux 1827 - 1875 The son and grandson of stonemasons, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux was born in 1827 in Valenciennes and moved to Paris at the age of eleven. Beginning in the early 1840s he studied at the Petite Ecole, the state school for training in the applied arts, formally called the Ecole Gratuite de Dessin, before entering the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1844, where he changed masters repeatedly, oscillating between typical student ambition (optimal credentials for the Prix de Rome)

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    curses in church. Roberta's mother clearly looks down upon Twyla's because she is of a lower class, as illustrated by her refusal to shake her hand. In "The Necklace," class differences between Mathilde and Mme. Forestier put an obvious restriction upon their relationship. By the end of the story, Mathilde becomes a member of the lower class - "the woman of impoverished households - strong and hard and rough..." (page 71). When the two ladies meet again in the last lines of the story, Mme. Forestier

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    Levi Strauss

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    was born to his Jewish parents Hirsch Strauss and his second wife, Rebecca Haas Strauss. His father, was a dry goods peddler who traveled around the country selling dry goods. Hirsch Strauss had five other children Jacob, Jonas, Louis, Rosla and Mathilde from his first wife, who had died several years earlier. Loeb and his older sister Fanny were the two children Hirsch had with his second wife. In 1845 Hirsch died of tuberculosis. After this, the already poor Strauss family became much poorer because

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    Richard Wagner

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    §     1836: Marries Minna Planer §     1839: Flees to London to avoid creditors, then to Paris §     1847: Takes an interest in Greek plays §     1857: Begins work on Tristan & Isolde §     1858: Minna finds love letter Richard wrote to Mathilde §     1859: Moves to Paris with Minna and completes Tristan & Isolde §     1862: Richard and Minna separate and Wagner moves to Vienna §     1864: Wagner begins affair with Cosima Von Bulow §     1865: A daughter Isolde is born to Richard

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    Necklace" and Anton Chekov's "Vanka," the narrators' attitudes are unsympathetic toward the protagonists Mathilde and Vanka. However, where the narrator of "The Necklace" feels outright hostility toward Mathilde, the narrator of "Vanka" voices his opinion more passively by pointing out the flaws in Vanka's wishful thinking. In "The Necklace," the narrator's unsympathetic feelings toward Mathilde are made evident in the first paragraph when he states, "she had no dowry, no expectations, no means of

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    Arnold Schoenberg

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    himself composition, with help in counterpoint from the Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky, and in 1899 produced his first major work, the tone poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for string sextet. In 1901 he married Zemlinsky's sister Mathilde, with whom he had two children. The couple moved to Berlin, where for two years Schoenberg earned a living by orchestrating operettas and directing a cabaret orchestra. In 1903 Schoenberg returned to Vienna to teach. There he met his most successful

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    The Physicists

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    Physicists is a satiric play written by the Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt about three physicists who are living in the private sanatorium " Les Cerisiers " headed by the last living member of an old regional aristocratic family, Miss Dr. h.c. Dr. med. Mathilde Von Zahnd. The first one thinks he is Sir Isaac Newton, but he is in reality Herbert Georg Beutler, the second one thinks he is Albert Einstein and his real name is Ernst Heinrich Ernesti. The third physicist, Johann Wilhelm Möbius is different,

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    Mathilde Loisel, the protagonist, in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant does not like her circumstances. Mathilde is a young, attractive woman who daydreams about living a stylish life. She dreams of serving tea on beautiful china and wearing fashionable clothing. Unfortunately, that is not Mathilde's life.The Loisels were not poor but middle class. They did have one servant which obviously Mathilde did not appreciate. While Mathilde might have been enjoying her life, instead she choose to be miserable

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    Theme Of The Necklace

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    Translation). In Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace” (n.d.), poor Loisel learns this lesson the hard way by marrying the arrogant, self-absorbed, ungrateful Mathilde. As Mathilde dreams of a life of fame and fortune and frets about her perceived poverty and inadequate life, Loisel, who is rather content, works tirelessly to make her happy. Throughout the story, the ongoing theme is the continuous torment that Mathilde puts herself through as she laments what she sees as the dire state of her

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    Reality verses Daydreams Mathilde and Loisel were married at a time when individuals were joined together more by financial status then love. Mathilde was from a poor household and daydreamed that she was destined for more in life, including marriage. Guy De Maupassant, the author of " The Necklace" describes a relationship between two people with different dreams and how desires can alter your life. Distinguishing between reality and dreams can bring relationships closer together with respect

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    Dignity and Pride

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    main character Mathilde Loisel makes a single misconception that affects her life for 10 years. All because of her dignity and pride. The single aberration that affected her life was, when she disoriented the diamond necklace that her wealthy friend Madame Forestier gave for the elegant party. The first reason is just as her husband Monsieur Loisel returns home proudly bearing an invitation to a formal elegant party that been hosted by the Ministry of education.When Mathilde Loisel advocate that

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    story is Mathilde Loisel. Born in a family of clerks, the alluring Madame Loisel is convinced that her social status the “Petite Bourgeoisie” is simply a blunder and Mathilde is destined for a life of prosperity. She pursues her life in perpetual revolt against her circumstances. However she is not living in poverty, with a comfortable home and a caring husband, yet she remains oblivious of all other than the riches she craves. Her lust for wealth is a continual torment and turmoil. Mathilde is a furious

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    short story “The Necklace,” Madame Mathilde Loisel is burdened by the middle-class life she is living and yearns for a life of luxury and delicacy. Mathilde is ungrateful of her life and her loving husband who helps her replace a lost necklace she selfishly borrowed from a friend in a vain attempt to be the prettiest woman at the ball. Mathilde is ungrateful and unhappy with the life and loves her husband has provided for her. The narrator states, “She [Mathilde] suffered from the poverty of her

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