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
Through simple observation of Mathilde’s actions and choices, there is an underlying theme of obsession and the want to impress those who are more well off than others. Mathilde dreams of lavish parties and begs to be taken out by her husband when he can because she believes that she deserves a spot in the elite social groups. Once she captures her night to be noticed, she does more than ensure that she looks and feels exactly how she wants to on that night. Everything she does, from forcing her husband to buy her an entire outfit to putting herself in crippling debt so she doesn't upset her neighbor, all happen because of her obsession with making everything perfect. 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.
The story says, “She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her. “Mathilde was not happy with the things she had in her class. Even though she had the basics and was not lacking things she needed to survive, she was still unhappy with it.
In addition, people are buying many things that they don’t need to use them. People are throwing their money everywhere, and spend their money on many silly things that may lead them to lose too much money without feeling. However, I still believe that the money can buy happiness because it gives people what they want and making new relationship with other people. According to George Lorimer, (1934), which says “It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” This explains, that no need for being alive if a person don’t have money. Money buys everything that one needs.
Though the story rarely describes the physical attribute of the Princess, the superlatives in the book reveal that she is lovely and modest. We are informed of the princess beauty when she met the Prince of Cleves in a jewelry shop. The reader learns that on seeing the Princess for the first time, the Prince was overwhelmed by her looks and her modesty and he immediately began analyzing if she was married (Lyons, 127). The appearances form the basis of their future marriage. The heroine is presented not just as beautiful but also as amicable, and this makes her beauty universally recognized.
When Maupassant conveys Madame Loisel’s dream he narrates, “She dreamed of great drawing rooms dressed with old silk” The premodifier “great” once again refers to the theme of greed, shown throughout the story. Although she is living in a steady life, Madame Loisel always desires for better. Maupassant can be seen as a misogynist here as Madame Loisel is portrayed as a greedy woman who does not know how to cherish what she currently has. She continues to complain on her plain and ordinary lifestyle even though there are many more underprivileged people living in the society. Women continue to be characterized negatively through Madame Loisel’s expectations on her meals.
Daisy 's world is made up of wealth and flashy materials, and when she realizes that Gatsby is now connected to money, she breaks down. Both Gatsby and Daisy appreciate appearance over true character. Gatsby is now part of Daisy 's world, and she falls back in love with him for his status, not for
Myrtle was a woman from the lower class who desired to be a part of the higher class. Tom spoiled Myrtle and gave her the lifestyle she always wanted. She belittles her husband and talk bad about him because he is not at the top of the social ladder where Tom is. She married George thinking he would be wealthy and powerful and his money would place her on the top of the social ladder allowing her to be
At some point a friend of Madame Loisel lets her borrow a diamond necklace, with the following text in paragraph 48 being her reaction: “... her heart started beating with overwhelming desire. Her hands trembled as she picked it up.” Madame Loisel goes to even call this piece of jewelry, a “treasure”, and ends up putting so much value into this item based on solely appearance that she later struggles to pay off debts when she loses it. Mathilde just assumed that it was an expensive item and because of this, ended up putting a great price on it. Although she made a big deal about receiving such a thing from a friend, it only gave her temporary happiness at the ball. When the party was over, she was fine with giving back the necklace, so it could not have possibly been a treasure as it was a valuable.
She is frustrated, because she has the natural looks for all of that, but unfortunately for her, she was born in a poor family, and married a clerk. They lived in an apartment which brought tears to her eyes. She imagined her dream life, but all she could to was to cry, from, from regret, from chagrin, from despair and from distress. She hated her life and probably and her husband too. She may have been greedy and shallow, but at least she is not deluding herself about her