The text, "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant is about a lady named Mathilde Loisel, who goes through conflicts because of her poor life, and an large debt. All of that started when her loving husband got invited to a fancy ball. She knows she isn 't able to afford any fancy jewelry, so Madam Loisel borrows an expensive necklace from her dear friend Madam Forestiren. During the celebration, she had a blast, but after the festivities, she realizes she lost the necklace, because of this Guy de Maupassant reveals that Madame Loisel is a careless, greedy, and a insecure character. In The Necklace, the author reveals that Madam Loisel is greedy.
In the story appearances matter most, the story shows us how Mathilde tried her best to appear and fit in the high class society. When in reality when she borrowed the diamond necklace just for one night to impress people she barely knows it was never going to be enough. Society always has a way of bringing people down at their lowest point Mathilde went through years of hard labor paying for the necklace she borrowed to look wealthy in a society she did not belong to, in a high social class where appearances makes an induvial significant .Mathilde claims she lives a life in poverty, poverty to one’s understanding is where an induvial has no place to sleep or eat but, Madame Mathilde has a little house and does not go to sleep on an empty stomach. She lives the life an average person would want to
“She suffered constantly, feeling that all the attributes of a gracious life, every luxury, should rightly have been hers.” Mathilde believed she deserved everything she wanted. She was very rude to her husband. Her desire for materials was stronger than the love she should have shown to people. “Give the invitation to one of your colleagues whose wife will be better dressed than I would be.” She was too worried about looking her best to even thank her husband for the effort he put in to retrieve the invitation. At the end of the story, irony makes its appearance.
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
Thus, we can interpret that she wants to be with Tom because he has a rich and famous life. When myrtle firstly spoke of Gorge, she stated “The only crazy I was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never told me about it, and the man came after it one says when he was out…” This statement of myrtle represents her to be materialistic person who regrets her marriage with Gorge typically because he is from a
The Wife of Bath’s behaviors are questionable but are inherently aided by the social injustices that face women of this time period. The Wife of Bath discloses that for her first three marriages she sought out older wealthy men for sex and money. Her intentions included making her husbands fall in love with her and then making them have enormous amounts of sex until they die. In addition, the wife elaborates on her occasional tumultuous tirades of accusing her husbands of being unfaithful to her. Her uproars chided her husbands into persistently obliging into her every request.
Good authors create interesting characters that evokes some emotion from the readers. That is the case of the protagonist Mathilde Loisel, in Guy de Maupassant’s story “The Necklace.” Mathilde comes across as unsatisfied with her life and selfish which makes her easy to dislike. She first show how much she dislikes her life “She grieved incessantly, feeling that she had been born for all the little niceties and luxuries of living.”(Maupassant 221). Maupassant explains that she feels that she should have been born rich. She also proves herself to be selfish especially when “It 's embarrassing nno to have a jewel of gem--nothing to wear on my dress.” (Maupassant 223).
Greed is a typical characteristic that is indigenous to all the humans. The characteristic of mother in TRHW is described as a woman who is greedy for a luxurious life. Even though she already holds a wealthy status, her desires for luxurious life is too strong that she wastes money and always bewail about the lack of money. When she receives a large amount of money from Paul, she never seems to be satisfied by the circumstance. And what is even worse, her demands become stronger as Paul succeeds in the horse races and earn larger sum of money.
In a place where equality doesn’t exist, women become objects that men trade around for their own benefit. Women are valued according to the wealth they inherit from their “ previous owners,” their fathers. They are disrespected and treated mercilessly, with their beauty and their personality simply being the auxiliaries that profit their owners. In the play, The Taming of the Shrew, marriages are arranged like trading possessions, where women are married off with no rights and are supposed to remain loyal to their owners. Unfortunately, due to the discrimination against women, they are forced to become men’s property.
For example, with the character of Madame Mathilde, an seemingly ordinary person in an ordinary setting and draws out her life with themes of human sin, presenting to us the irony of the efforts put into repairing such a mistake. Aside from heeding human greed, another sin Madame Mathilde presents by her actions is deception. Because she hid the truth from her friend about losing the necklace, she had to pay a price huger than anticipated. Another clever use of irony by the author is Madame Mathilde’s dependence and pride in her beauty. In attempt to shed light to the beauty that is hidden behind her plain appearance, she turned to the beauty of the necklace.