For a moment Mathilde appeared to be lost, she stared blankly at Madame Forestier, and a single look at her would tell she would fall any minute from now. “Let’s find a place to sit my dear, on that bench over there,” Madame Forestier said. Sitting on the bench, Mathilde…
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fter you brought it, my neighbor, Madame Angel, also asked for the necklace, but oh, her poor child lost the necklace, I don’t have it anymore.” Mathilde held an immediate grudge with herself; she was lost for words, talked with her eyes and nodes more than the mouth. She blamed herself for deceiving herself with quite unreal life, but remembered now it has been ten years, “what is done is done, be it a punishment or a lesson, I have learnt it the hard way.” Said Mathilde.
At home, Mathilde battled with the thoughts of either telling her husband the truth or not, ultimately she felt she had lived with so much deception and desired for a new life. She told the husband her encounter with Madame Forestier, the value of the original necklace and how ashamed she was of herself. Yearning for a new truthful life after ten years, she decided to open the box where she kept the four hundred franc dress, wear it in this time of disappointment as a means of being honest with herself. From a dusty box, she lifted the dress, wondering if it would fit, carefully, touching through the lining, she thought she felt something. And again, she touched, a hole in the lining of the dress, between the outer material of the dress and the lining…holy God! She shouted…her husband came in a hurry. Holding in her hand, Mathilde retrieved the necklace. Ten years, her husband said, and now this necklace shall revive them. They looked at each other and laughed, wept may be, but Mathilde believed she had
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The short story mirrors present-day real situation although it was a fiction published in 1884. The story was written by Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) who set his stories during Franco-Prussian War in 1870s. De Maupassant witnessed how war can affect poverty to humans and it can be observed in his work.
According to the study conducted, the mechanisms that the author employs to bring about his objective are of primary importance. Without such a nuanced and complete understanding of the ways in which this can be accomplished, the full weight and power of the story and its intentions may well be lost on the reader.
The present research has identified that the theme as brought out by the writer of the story is poverty. Poverty is brought about by the main character's livelihood. This paper illustrates that poverty is also a result of lies and Mme. Loisel not being satisfied by what she had and not accepting her life initially.
However, the necklace gets lost from Mathilde and in giving the necklace back to her friend she falls in debt. But in the end, she realizes that the necklace was fake and just costume jewelry. Mathilde hard worked many years
In the story, Guy de Maupassant portrayed a huge contrast between Mathilde and her destiny. Though Mathilde was pretty and charming, she was born "by a blunder of destiny (de Maupassant 1)" in a poor family. Behind her beautiful face is a bitter predestination of having "no dowry, no means of being known, understood, loved, married by a rich man, and distinguished (de Maupassant 1)." Her whole life was determined by her social status-she was just married to a young clerk who could not give her the things that she thought was meant for her and she longed so much to have.
es around materialism and how individuals want to purchase new luxurious items and things in order to elevate their status among their friends and society. Madame Loisel and her husband got an invitation for the Ball and she expressed extreme dissatisfaction with her clothes.
unhappy with her social status; because she thinks that she is “born for every delicacy and every luxury.” This essay shows that Mathilde paid a heavy literal and figurative price for her discontentment, pride, and materialism.
de Maupassant uses imagery to depict
The research analyzes the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant in terms of describing the theme and identifying at least two of the literary elements in the short story that contribute to the theme by providing an example of each element. Finally, the discourse would explain how the selected literary elements affect the narrative theme.
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