In the story, “The Necklace”, Mme. Loisel has many flaws. In the story, I believe that her greatest flaw is her desire for everyone of a higher class to love her. This is proven when the author states, “She would have liked so much to please, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after.” (pg. 2) This flaw eventually causes her downfall because when she finds out that the necklace is missing, she doesn’t tell her friend what happened, for fear of her friend not liking her anymore.
The reader can imagine her as constantly-shifting in appearance, which adds to the horror of her looks. Both Arthur and Guinevere attempt to convince Ragnelle to hold the wedding privately to preserve both Gawain and Ragnelle’s honor, as other courtiers will no doubt ridicule them for the odd couple they make. Arthur’s knights are meant to be the best in England, with the most beautiful, noble wives. Certainly, Ragnelle is not the bride Gawain would have picked, given a real
''Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction'' is a quote by Eric Fromm that can describe the character of Mathilde Loisel in ''The Necklace'' by Guy de Maupassant that focus on an unhappy woman who feels she is far above her simple lifestyle and wish for a more luxurious life, while the grandmother in ''A Good Man is Hard To Find'' by O'Connor Flannery, which focus on an old southern woman who look down upon everyone because of her past importance. Both story writing in a different place and time, however, both characters have the same struggle regarding greed and pride which lead to they downfall. The authors emphasis greatly on class, appearance and greed.
As Myrtle discusses her relationship with Mr. Wilson, she went “crazy when [she] married [Mr. Wilson]. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (35). Myrtle’s serious tone reveal how “crazy” she values status and wealth. Myrtle’s serious tone demonstrates how disappointed she was when she found out Mr. Wilson was part of the lower class. Fitzgerald shows how one’s American dream of becoming the wealthy class cannot be achieved due to greed.
“Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right,” Ezra T. Benson once wrote. The reader learns this truth while reading Guy de Maupassant’s story “The Necklace.” In the story, a lady named Mathilde gets invited to a party and decided to borrow her friends necklace. After the party, she loses her friend’s diamond necklace and instead of informing her friend she decides to get her a new one. Since the necklace was so costly, she has to work to earn back the money she had spent on the necklace.
For instance, when Mathilde replaces the necklace she goes from the middle class to the poorest of the poor. Instead of being the richest as she had always desired, “Madame Loisel came to know the ghastly life of abject poverty” (7). Mathilde feels that she should have the finest gown and jewels of anyone, but she is only made poorer when her dream comes true for a night. She lost her beauty and her youth as result of her losing a necklace. Another example of situational irony in “The Necklace” is when Mathilde finds out the necklace she had borrowed was fake.
Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze is about unnamed young woman who changes her identity multiple times in order to maintain a relationship with the man she loves. Her high standing social class does not allow her to freely communicate with men. This issue prompts her to disguise herself as prostitute for the chance to be with Beauplaisir. The restrictions set by society heighten her curiosity and desire for love—it becomes her biggest yearning. The extreme measures this woman takes throughout the story demonstrates how society made finding a sensual relationship extremely difficult, if not impossible, for high classed women during the eighteenth century.
She also does not care about Stella at all. She even flirts with Stella's husband in one scene. Blanche is putting on her dress while Stella's husband is in the room, all while talking to him in a flirty and light tone. Blanche is out to get what she wants without caring what her actions may do to others. However, the worst thing about Blanche is that she constantly lies.
Mme. Loisel believes her apartment is shabby. She would only think her apartment was shabby, by looking at other apartments and wishing that she has what her friends have. She shouldn’t care about what other people think about her. She is a self-conscience
She is considered bad luck and maybe she feels helpless. I think that she thinks that Aunt Baba is the only one that cares about her and that she wants PLT to think that about her. Quote “As soon as I said this, I felt scared and wanted to back out, but Wu Chun-mei was already jumping up and down with glee.” Pg.98 & 99 Response I feel really bad for Adeline. She probably doesn’t want to show how weak towards Niang she is. She also doesn’t want her friends to suspect anything bad is going on at home.
‘It takes two to make an accident.’ ‘Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.’ ‘I hope I never will,’ she answered. ‘I hate careless people. That’s why I like you’” (64). The irony behind this quote is that Jordan is insolent, yet she despises careless people and believe that her driving wouldn’t put herself in danger. This example portrays the theme of “wealth can breed carelessness” because Jordan is known to be a famous
Everyone grew attached to her but no one really wanted to show it, because they feared the scornful eyes of their peers. They were embarrassed because they thought she was untouchable. You could think of her as an expensive gem; people can look but they can’t touch. Who wants to associate themselves with a jewel thief? Bernadette was the girl who just wanted to be loved; she would do everything she could just to fit in.