Also in “Clueless” and in the movie “Emma” both of the main girls are rich, and try there best to find both of there best friends a wife/husband to have and they both fail, but they end up finding someone they love. They do have a lot of differences like in “Emma” the setting is a little older in time, in the 1900 time, and in “Clueless” it's more around our time period. In “Clueless” cher falls in love with her stepbrother and in “Emma”, Emma falls in love with Mr.
When she goes to the party, she has a great time and has an absolute blast. But when she goes home, she finds out that she has lost the necklace. She tells her friend that they have to fix something on the necklace. But instead Loisel and her husband borrow money from loan sharks and buy an exact replica of it. After they give the necklace back, they have to work off the extreme amount of debt.
She borrows Madame Forestier’s necklace for a huge ball that night to pretend to be rich. She then loses the necklace and after going into debt to replace it Mathilde is now poorer that the poor. The narrator says about Mathilde, “Her tastes were simples because she had never been able to afford any other, but she was unhappy as though she had
“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.
Gatsby’s obsession is also illustrated by the fact that he hopes that Daisy will just randomly show up to one of his parties like many other people do (81). Daisy was born into the upper-class lifestyle, “’She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!’”
In this, when our greed exceed our needs, we lose sight of what is important, leading to our detriment. Three examples of greed and its effects are shown in the stories of “The Necklace”, “Civil Peace”, and “The Golden Touch”. The short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant tells the story of a woman, named Mathilde, who borrows a very expensive necklace, ends up losing it, and spends 10 years of her life repaying the debt it took to buy a new one, only to find out the original was fake and not expensive at all. This alone states the extent at which we will go to replace materialistic items. The lady had been part of the middle class, living comfortably, and even had a maid and a cook.
"'You remember the diamond necklace ... I bought you another one just like it. And for the last ten years we have been paying for it. "'(8) Later Mathilde finds out the necklace she lost was fake and that the one she bought was thirty eight thousand francs unlike the fake which was five hundred francs. The reader in this case would feel pity on Mathilde for what she went
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.
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.
Miss Havisham’s life is defined by a single tragic event: her jilting by Compeyson on what was to have been their wedding day. From that moment forth, Miss Havisham is determined never to move beyond her heartbreak. She stops all the clocks in Satis House at twenty minutes to nine, the moment when she first learned that Compeyson was gone, and she wears only one shoe, because when she learned of his betrayal, she had not yet put on the other shoe. It’s quirks such as these and her characteristics that reinforce her as being one of the most memorable characters from “Great