Madame Loisel wanted everyone to believe that she was wealthy, even if it was only for one magical evening. She craved the attention and vanity that the diamond necklace carried within itself, however it was later declared that it was an imitation thus making her feel ashamed. She lives in a fantasy world where she believed she entitled to more wealth and jewels henceforth she believes she has been scammed out of the use of her beauty and charm. These two characters have had nothing good happen to them because of their antagonistic and futile ways; Madame was not responsible about her losing Madame Forestier’s necklace and not simply telling her it was a mistake whilst the vicious sister in Unpopular Gal had a clouded judgement about her priorities thus making egotism and revenge to her sister her ultimate priority. These themes showcase the dreams and minds of these characters, as Gaiman
It was not until she can get a sneak peek of what it means to live in the high society that she can value what she has instead of what she wishes she did. In The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant portrays Mathilde Loisel’s transformation from being a petty person to one who is modest, making changes in her actions and attitudes, following the loss of a necklace. Maupassant shows Mathilde’s transformation from being a petty person to one who is modest through changes in her actions. At the beginning of the story, Mathilde shows intense discontentment with her economic and social circumstances and dreams about the fancy life she would have if she was a wealthy member of the
I liked this story because of the message it tells us. Vanity and excessive pride can lead to consequences that will affect our lives forever. Because of Mathilde 's foolish pride, she suffered for ten years working and slaving for something she didn 't even have to to begin with. She says herself that she "suffers" from her vanity, so even if this trait is a reflection of her true nature, it is not on her own accord, and it might be more of a reason for us to have sympathy for her, rather than a reason for us to detest her the moral of this story is careful what you wish for you just might get it. Get it but not the way you expected beauty, wealth, and fame are real surface things deep to find true
She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy friend, Mme Forestier. At the ball, she becomes pretty, elegant, gracious and smiling than all the other ladies, and she finds herself enjoying the party. But by a stroke of bad luck, she loses the necklace actually seems to be a symbol of her life, the fickleness, and immaturity of her character. Her
The ironic situation is the source of her joy, the necklace, becomes her downfall when she loses it and has to work the next ten years of her life to replace it. She not only loses her middle income status but falls into poverty and spends the rest of her life suffering for her dreams. The theme of the short story, "The Necklace" is to be happy with what you have and not be greedy. In the short story, “The Necklace”, Guy de Maupassant illustrates what can happen when one is overcome with greed. Maupassant suggests that only bad fortune is in store for one who bases his or her worth on material possessions and becomes consumed with greed.
Dave Ramsey said “You will either tell you money what to do or the lack of it will always manage you.” This quote relates to the stories “ The Gift of Magi” and “The Necklace.” In the first story, the main character Della, spends all her savings to buy a present to please her husband Jim, which proves she controls her money. On the other hand, the protagonist of “The Necklace” Mathilde is unsatisfied about her lack of money and does everything to look richer. That behaviour clearly shows that she is being controlled by the need for money. Even though Della and Mathilde are characters from different stories, they have a number of similarities and differences regarding their physical description, words and actions, thoughts and feelings, and finally others reactions. First, both of these characters have a bunch of similarities.
Meanwhile, Mathilde suffers because she cannot buy fancy clothing, diamonds and live in a palace (De Maupassant). In addition to that, both of them have husbands that deeply care for them. Della’s husband, Jim, in order to please her wife, sold his only watch to buy her a Christmas present (Henry). In the meantime, Mathilde’s husband used all his father heritage to help pay for the necklace replacement (De Maupassant). It is possible to see through characterization that even though they are characters from different stories Della and Mathilde have a number of
The main character Mathilde who is extremely pretty is not a wealthy person, and is married to a clerk. Mathilde is very unhappy with her life, and wishes she could have more luxuries. The author says: “she dressed plainly because she could not dress well, but she was unhappy as if she had really fallen from a higher station; since with women there is neither caste nor rank, grace and charm take the place of family and birth. Natural ingenuity, instinct for what is elegant, a supple mind are their sole hierarchy, and often make of women of the people of the equals of the very greatest ladies.”(SSG 92.) Mathilde Loisel, was not honest with herself.