How Does The Necklace Change

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A Change in Mathilde Loisel
“The Necklace”

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress” - Frederick Douglass. This quote is explored in the short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, as he introduces a low-middle-class, materialistic women named Mathilde Loisel who is unhappy at the level of her life and one who goes through complicated struggles. Mathilde Loisel changes throughout the story because over a ten year span, she realizes what it means to live a life in impoverishment. Towards the end, she changed from the demanding work she had to do. Another change in her personality is when she is described as a peasant woman guarding every coin of her allowance. This is an important change from Mathilde who wants only luxury like
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