Loisel's Loss In The Necklace

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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. The story said “She grieved over the shabbiness of her apartment, the dinginess of the walls, the worn-out appearance of the chairs, and the ugliness of the draperies.” (Maupassant 224). She imagined that she was rich and would think about her having nice things, butlers, and maids. Her husband had gotten an invitation to a party. She wanted a…show more content…
The story stated “Each month notes had to be paid, and others renewed to give more time” “And this went on for ten years.” (Maupassant 232) After all the bills were paid Madame Loisel was old and had done all of the hard work of cleaning and working. She learned how to be happy with what she has, and to work for things. She learned that life isn't about money and having the lavish lifestyle. At the end of the story she learned that the necklace was only a fake and was worth maybe around 500 francs. This story was really an interesting story with the twist at the end. Madame loisel’s downfall was caused by how she wanted to be known by everyone and rich. She was selfish to her husband. She loses a necklace and instead of coming clean about it, she tries to cover it up. There major things caused to the downfall of her. The main point of this story is to be happy with what you have and to be truthful to people, also to not try to cover up things you lied
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