Analysis Of Guy De Maupassant's The Necklace

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“Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right,” Ezra T. Benson once wrote. The reader learns this truth while reading Guy de Maupassant’s story “The Necklace.” In the story, a lady named Mathilde gets invited to a party and decided to borrow her friends necklace. After the party, she loses her friend’s diamond necklace and instead of informing her friend she decides to get her a new one. Since the necklace was so costly, she has to work to earn back the money she had spent on the necklace. You will soon learn that her character improved and changed for the better. Mathilde’s humility was abused by her ungratefulness, unrealistic fantasies, entitlement, and pride but improved as the story went along.
Mathilde was a beautiful and charming lady who married a clerk in the Ministry of Education. Though she was physically beautiful, inside she was ungrateful and had a very spoiled nature. Her actions towards her husband display her unappreciative personality. When she received the invitation to the party her husband got from work, she did not even show any gratitude or thankfulness towards her husband. According to the story, her husband says, “Why, darling, I thought you 'd be pleased. You never go out, and this is a great occasion. I had tremendous trouble to get it. Everyone wants one; it 's very select, and very few go to the clerks.” Her husband had a hard time getting the invitation he thought his wife would be happy about. Instead,
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