Mathilde, who is married to a clerk that could not cater to her elaborate and luxury lifestyle due to scarcity can only imagine beautiful and expensive things start to develop self-indulgence and pride. Exercising the concept of self-indulgence, envy her rich friend (schoolmate) and decide not to pay her a visit since after going back to her house; she is left with unsettling memories (qtd in Barnet et al, 2011). In addition, Mathilde egotism and self-indulgence led her and husband to a life of intense labor and poverty, to pay for a missing necklace she had borrowed from her rich friend. After reading the “Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant, I believe that a third person narrator is telling the story, besides, there are many clues alerting its
After she got married she could not get all those wonderful jewels that she had ever dreamt about due to lack of financial .Even her husband’s love and caring attitude cannot comfort and make her feel happiness. Moreover, she is blind with her desire and does not notice anything else. The terms of necklace, it shows us how people afford so much power and worthy of materialism, and it very expensive items for rich people themselves. It reminds us to avoid young lady Loisel’s concern for her external joys of life; such as love, health, and family. We can say that this short story is similar to a moralistic fable.
When she runs over Tom’s mistress the readers understand that she has no sense of right and wrong. To Daisy, anyone who doesn’t give her more wealth and material goods is useless to her. Then she abandons Gatsby when he dies. Daisy and Tom just leave New York, seemingly unaffected by the events that have unfolded in this novel. But it isn’t just Daisy’s love for materialism or selfishness that connects her with the nineteen twenties flappers, it’s her rebellion against social norms as I have stated before.
Even when she is in times of turmoil, such as putting herself in debt to replace the costume jewelry, she still recalls the one evening of living extravagantly and being different from her normal life. Mathilde would have much rather replaced an expensive piece of jewelry than admit that the necklace was unfortunately lost, which shows that she has pride in her appearance and personality to the public. Mathilde's pride and obsession with being perfect was what ultimately caused her to be anything but because it consumed all of her time and energy, just like her obsession with her how her persona to the public is
Loisel lives a decent life but constantly wants more, her greed and desire to be rich and wealthy is what ultimately brings the downfall of her character. On the night of the reception, Madame Loisel wears a magnificent diamond necklace from Madame Forestier. As Madame Loisel spends her time at the ball, she is able to live the life she believes she is entitled for. The happiest night of her life slowly becomes her worst nightmare. As she loses the necklace, and is unable to admit her mistake due to her excessive pride.
i. Love and Relationships Both Hester and Edna had unsatisfying marriages. Hester’s husband send her to New World to seek a new life while he was travelling around the world and being captured. He was an old, ill-proportioned man and Hester was a young and beautiful woman. They had nothing in common, so they had nothing to share in their marriage.
At the very end of the story when Mathilde Loisel puts her pride aside she is finally able to tell her friend the truth about the necklace and how much her and her husband paid to get it replaced. Madame Forestier is shocked and says “oh, my poor Mathilde! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs” (Guy de Maupassant 5)! The reader is appalled by the irony that the necklace was not actually real and the price for it was not as much as they thought it would be.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it,” the prominent businessman of his time, John D. Rockefeller once said. This is a truth that readers learn from reading Guy de Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace.” In this short story, a woman named Mathilde Loisel’s humility is abused by pride and greed but changed and improved as the story went along. Mathilde’s nature towards her husband and others was ungrateful and unappreciative. To begin with, Mathilde was a “pretty and charming” woman that was married to a little clerk in the Ministry of Education. The story says, “She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury.
She could never imagine that such an immoral act could be done by her husband. Jaya had to face many problems even the question from the neighbours and maidservants. So she remained silent and her silence was misinterpreted by Mohan who thought that Jaya was accusing him for the discomfort. But at the end Jaya decided to start a new life with her husband, making an end of her long silence. Key Words : Silence, Passive, climax, Malpractice, investigation, immoral, accusation.
One noticeable thing about the play is how the Surname of Mrs Kashikar is never shown. Mrs Kashikar, the wife, is shown as a lady oppressed by her husband. The way how she is only referred to as Mrs Kashikar shows how the patriarchal society discards the importance of women once they are married. This is further emphasised by how Mr Kashikar continuously puts her down, treating her in a downwardly manner. Mr Kashikar, on the other hand, is shown to be the chairman of the group.