The Necklace Expansion

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According to Merriam Webster, Expansion is a more complete and detailed written work or set of comments based on something shorter. Madame Loisel, the main character of “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant, experiences expansion and development throughout the story. Madame Loisel, becomes more detailed over time, as shown throughout the story, “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant. Juy de Maupassant 's “The Necklace”, brings us Madame Loisel who expands and develops through exposure and access to her thoughts, emotions, and actions.
One way the author shows Madame Loisel expansion and development through access to her emotions. “Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she tossed the invitation on the table annoyed,”(Maupassant
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“Ah, a good homemade beef stew! There’s nothing better...’ she would visualize elegant dinners with gleaming silver amid tapestried walls,” (Maupassant 609). Madame Loisel’s starting to come together as a woman who longs for one thing and one thing only; to be of a higher class, a rich woman married to a higher class man. She only sees the beauty of the upper class and the grime and stench of belonging to the middle class. “She didn’t open the case as her friend feared she might,”(Maupassant 613), Madame Loisel is terrified that her friend might realize the necklace has been replaced. Madame Loisel is afraid that her friend wouldn’t hear her out or understand what had occurred. She believes that her friend might accuse her of stealing the original necklace. “How would things have turned out if she hadn’t lost the necklace? Who could tell?How strange and fickle life is! How little it takes to make or break you!” (Maupassant 614), Madame Loisel has been working to pay off the debts that replacing the necklace has caused and learned how harsh life is. She has come to appreciate the little things and her life before and now. Madame Loisel also develops other
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