2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood. In conclusion, Mathilde is a self- absorbed character that never learned her lesson. She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people.
The reader is appalled by the irony that the necklace was not actually real and the price for it was not as much as they thought it would be. Brackett says, “‘The Necklace’ is framed by heavy irony, especially in its conclusion, which helps impart its observations regarding the costs of pride” (no page). Although Monsieur Loisel is also to blame for not wanting to put his pride aside and tell the truth it cost them so much more than just the money they spent to replace it. It cost them ten years of a life they didn’t have to live. It drained them not just physically but mentally as
Though she was physically beautiful, inside she was ungrateful and had a very spoiled nature. Her actions towards her husband display her unappreciative personality. When she received the invitation to the party her husband got from work, she did not even show any gratitude or thankfulness towards her husband. According to the story, her husband says, “Why, darling, I thought you 'd be pleased. You never go out, and this is a great occasion.
Even with a humble and understanding husband who would go above and beyond to make her happy she is still unhappy. Blessed with a beautiful physical beauty, but not the affluent lifestyle that she yearns for, which lead her to continuously seek for what she cannot posses. Her greed for a lavish lifestyle stop her from enjoying her basic life and to constantly judging what she posses ''She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her'' (Maupassant 7). Mathilde always imagined herself in a high social position with wonderful jewels and expensive clothing instead she have to wear simple clothing.
‘“Birthday or not, Alyss.” Queen Genevieve said, “I don’t think it’s nice to show off.”’(13) Alyss used her imagination to amuse herself during times when she was mad, bored or just wanted to get attention. “Impatient with Jack of Diamonds for some childish indiscretion, she’d imagined his trousers filled with slick, squiggling qwormmies.” (14) Genevieve never gave Alyss the freedom to think on
The most noteworthy conflicts were balancing motherhood and her role as a political figure. For example, during her tenure as an activist, strangers and colleagues benefited from her affection, time and devotion. Whereas, her children did not and this ultimately negatively impacted her children's lives in their failed social relationships. Another role conflict that she experienced was her role as daughter-in-law and mother. Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law.
Madam Loisel lied and didn’t get lucky near the end of this story. In the text it talks about how they borrowed a necklace and lost it, then turned around and spent all their money on buying the same one for a higher price. In the passage it says in paragraph (101-108) , “You remember the diamond necklace you lent me for the ball at the ministry? Yes. well?
“One reason materialistic people are so unhappy is that they often lack gratitude” (Wallace). Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and many materialistic people are like that because they are not fully thankful of what they do have and they are just thinking about what else they can have to make themselves a happy person. Esperanza is not having gratitude about what her parents could get for her family and she is instead complaining and hoping every time they move, it is to that so talk house. She is certainly not recognizing the fact that her parents may have work their hardest to afford the house. Kids, like Esperanza, are not conscious enough of financial situations.
When we look at the character of Mama Nadi, it is apparent that she does not fit this definition. When Mama was first asked to take Sophie in, she could have easily turned Sophie away. She was ruined and was of no value to Mama Nadi. Mama Nadi did not turn her away. We eventually learn that Mama Nadi is also ruined and was sympathizing with Sophie.
Soon after she declines to poor. Mathilde explains to Jeanne “‘I brought you another one [necklace] just like it. And for the last ten years we [Mathilde and her husband] have been paying for it. You realize it wasn’t easy for us; we had no money… Well, it’s paid for at last, and I’m glad indeed’” (8). After paying off the necklace, her dreams of being rich disappears like her money.