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
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.
A thorough analysis of The Greats Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrate a woman named Daisy is pressured to act according to the current era ethics. Daisy is portrayed as an ideal woman from a quick glance, however she is far from the current norm and she contains flaws that do not come from the mold a woman is expected to be shaped from in the modern era. It becomes conspicuous in a statement from Gatsby that Daisy priorities wealth over love. “’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried.
She never considers how the stress she puts on him wears his life away; she only cares about spending time with him for her own enjoyment. She withholds him from going home to Ansit while dreaming about scenarios where she herself is his wife. This again goes back to the idea of Orual’s intense jealousy and possessiveness. However, these fantasies and dreams that she entertains herself with serve to prove how Orual cares about Bardia. She loves him, causing her to try and keep him for herself.
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.
Paul 's mother Hester can be described as bitter at best. She was a pretty woman but that was as far as her beauty went. She did not really love her three children, but felt the need to keep up a sick facade of being a good rich mother. She lived a double life and valued keeping up her social position so much so that she felt the need to have servants despite not having the finances to do so.
Loisel borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Mme. Forestier because she finds “‘...nothing more humiliating than to look poor among a lot of rich women.’” (Maupassant 228). However, she loses the piece of jewelry and has to spend the next ten years of her life trying to pay for the necklace she bought to replace it.
The ending of the short story “The Necklace” was fair to the main character Mathilde. Throughout the course of the story, Mathilde shows how selfish she is by requiring her husband to find her a dress and a necklace, which she borrows from a friend and and ultimately loses. She and her husband send the next ten years scrambling to pay off the debt of paying for a new necklace and by extension, pay off her greed during that night. Once their debt is paid, Mathilde is described as having been physically transformed because of working nonstop to pay it off. However, upon seeing her friend whom she had borrowed the necklace from, she says, “‘Yes, I’ve had some hard times since I saw you last... all on your account’”
Lastly, his mom is very depressed because she had just lost the two most valuable things in life, her two precious children. Finally, both Jack and his sister, Jenny decide to do the right thing and go apologize to their mother. First, Jenny apologizes for running away and she promises to never do it again. Next, Jack apologizes for running away and for being selfish and greedy because he wanted to keep all the money to himself. Jack also apologized for wasting some of money that they had won.
A boy from my second grade class boasted about owning the world’s highest jump and, once challenged by another student, proved it to us by leaping off the playground swing while it was at its maximum height. The results were a broken leg and the regrets of an act of arrogance. Guy de Maupassant's short story “The Necklace,” Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” and Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, illustrate a shared theme on excessive pride resulting in self-sabotage. Arrogance stems detriment.