She was born into a poor family, married to a low level clerk who works for the Ministry of Education, and constantly spends hours a imagining a life of luxury. Her husband is content with their life and sees nothing wrong it meanwhile, she dreams of fancy dinners clothing. When her husband is invited to a formal party by the Ministry of Education, to his surprise, she is upset. She says she has nothing to wear and feels unworthy. He gives into her cries and spends 400 francs to buy her a dress, but this isn’t enough.
She gave more preference on money than her family and she declared that her husband was unlucky. Paul health was deteriorating day by day and his mother got worried about his health and she suggested spending some time to seaside but Paul did not agree as he had to know the name of winning horse. This evil incarnation had taken the life of Paul as he caught with brain fever when his mother came back from a party and she found him unconscious by occurring ‘Malabar’ , ‘Malabar’, the name of winning horse. Exactly, the horse, Malabar got victory but Paul found dead on the bed.
Three examples of greed and its effects are shown in the stories of “The Necklace”, “Civil Peace”, and “The Golden Touch”. The short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant tells the story of a woman, named Mathilde, who borrows a very expensive necklace, ends up losing it, and spends 10 years of her life repaying the debt it took to buy a new one, only to find out the original was fake and not expensive at all. This alone states the extent at which we will go to replace materialistic items. The lady had been part of the middle class, living comfortably, and even had a maid and a cook.
Forestier. The couple then had to spend ten whole years paying off debt for the new necklace.
As we know, when Janie had to marry Logan she gets her dreams of a beautiful and happy marriage crushed. All the dreams she had for a happily ever after was washed away with marrying him “She knew now that marriage did not make love. / Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.”
Esperanza wonders if she made the best with what she had, or if she was just sad she never got to lead her life like how she wanted. When Esperanza and her friends get the high heels from the family in ‘The Family of Little Feet’, pg. 39, she and her friends see the world in a whole new light. A shop owner tells the girls the shoes they are wearing are dangerous, and that soon becomes evident as a boy catcalls them, and then a hobo attempts to kiss one of the girls in exchange for a dollar. As soon as they get home, the shoes are thrown out, but they don’t seem to mind due to the implications said shoes brought along with them.
For example,if you wanted to go to Sephora for women you would advance there for makeup. Consequently, our parents mostly end up buying makeup worth $100 dollars or more. Effectively, we don’t really need it,so we made our parents waste entirely your money on just make up. Resulting, in us girls getting in trouble since we don’t use it for any reason. For Spring Break don’t make your mother buy your expensive makeup if you’re not proceeding to apply it,but save the trip to go somewhere else you’ll utilize your personal belongings and makeup.
Her desire for purpose and meaning becomes a slave by the longing to feel like "one of the crowd", thinking that no person would respect her based on her financial status. If only she was herself and didn 't have to borrow the necklace from Madame Forestier, perhaps the visitors at the ball would accept her for who she is. Nevertheless, Madame Loisel luckily understands some proportionate of morality, based on how much work she performs to return the loss of the necklace. However, at what cost was that one exciting and fruitful evening? Was it severely necessary to sacrifice ten years of her life trying to pay back one mistake that was caused from
Isaac and his family were only interested in what Batsheva would bring home as a dowry. His mother and sister were already examining the riches from America even before the marriage ceremony. Isaac’s mother so jealous of Batsheva and her riches steps on her wedding dress leaving the ugly imprint of her dirty shoes. Batsheva finds herself sitting all alone on her first night trying to unbutton her dress wherein her husband was nowhere to be seen and all of Batsheva’s dreams are crushed. Batsheva who had high hopes and dreams about her wedding day, felt all her dreams coming to an end on the first day itself when Isaac grabs all the envelops which Batsheva had accidentally thrown on the floor without even noticing her standing there waiting for
In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that she was obsessed with having to have all the nice things in the world, having all of the attention from people and other men.