Comparing Pride In The Necklace, And The Odyssey By

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Pride is an admirable quality to have, when expressed moderately. However, an excessive amount can lead to a terrible downfall in works such as “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, and “The Odyssey” by Homer. In all of these works, pride leads to the downfall of the characters. It is important to have pride and dignity, however too much pride is not the way to go. In “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loise was a beautiful woman who envied those of the lavish lifestyle. She married an ordinary man despite her beauty because she lacked a dowry. Mathilde got the opportunity to go to an evening reception and borrowed a diamond necklace from a rich friend, Mme. Forestier. However, she lost the necklace. She

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