Mme. Loisel had borrowed the necklace because she wanted to appear wealthy among the rich people who were the attending the ball she was invited to. During those ten years, Mme. Loisel begins to realize that she would’ve been much happier in life if she had simply been content with who she is and what she already has. This theme relates to real world and contemporary issues because people who constantly wish for things that they do not have, tend to be more unhappy than those who are gratified with what they already
At the very end of the story when Mathilde Loisel puts her pride aside she is finally able to tell her friend the truth about the necklace and how much her and her husband paid to get it replaced. Madame Forestier is shocked and says “oh, my poor Mathilde! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs” (Guy de Maupassant 5)! 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.
Since the necklace was so costly, she has to work to earn back the money she had spent on the necklace. You will soon learn that her character improved and changed for the better. Mathilde’s humility was abused by her ungratefulness, unrealistic fantasies, entitlement, and pride but improved as the story went along. Mathilde was a beautiful and charming lady who married a clerk in the Ministry of Education. Though she was physically beautiful, inside she was ungrateful and had a very spoiled nature.
Pearl uses her mischievousness and utter curiosity to gain clues, or to depict other characters. Without Pearl’s opinion, Arthur Dimmesdale probably would not have agreed to confess his sin along with Hester. Pearl is never, throughout the entire novel, afraid to “spit it out”. Her mother constantly tries to shush her little girl due to her becoming embarrassed by her daughter’s random outbursts. Using her “fiendish” techniques, Pearl realizes the identity of her father fairly early in The Scarlet Letter which utilizes Dimmesdale to hear from Pearl to “take her and her mother’s hand” (Hawthorne 139,
Narcis Celic Bauer English I 15 December 2016 Compare/Contrast English I Essay Mathilde in “The Necklace” is simply unhappy because she doesn't have money but has a rich husband. Della in “Gift of the Magi” is unhappy because she doesn't have money to buy her husband a gift for Christmas so she makes a decision. Let's start with similarities with both of the main characters in “The Necklace” and “Gift of the Magi”. Della and Mathilde are both women who struggle against money. The two women have been blessed with physical beauty, In the first sentence of “The Necklace” the author states “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans.” (Guy de Maupassant 1).
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.
I liked this story because of the message it tells us. Vanity and excessive pride can lead to consequences that will affect our lives forever. Because of Mathilde 's foolish pride, she suffered for ten years working and slaving for something she didn 't even have to to begin with. She says herself that she "suffers" from her vanity, so even if this trait is a reflection of her true nature, it is not on her own accord, and it might be more of a reason for us to have sympathy for her, rather than a reason for us to detest her the moral of this story is careful what you wish for you just might get it. Get it but not the way you expected beauty, wealth, and fame are real surface things deep to find true
Although this story focuses on a specific necklace, the story’s heart lies inside the husband and his impact on Mme. Loisel. One purpose encompassed within this story is teaching people to appreciate the possessions they are given. This can be an encouragement to everyone; however, only expressing thankfulness for material possessions cannot be the sole direction of one’s energy. Since the emphasis of this story is on material items, such as the necklace, every reader may not recognize the most important blessings, which are her husband and her health.
In Maupassant’s 'The Necklace ' Mme.Loisel is a middle class woman who marries a junior clerk who works in the ministry of education, she wants tons of nice jewelry and dresses as she thinks she’s “intended for a life of refinement and luxury”. Maupassant uses this story to ‘hold a mirror up’ to human nature and society by using subtle characterization, as well as representation of his time in La Belle Époque Paris, to not only show people how it was for those poorer than others, but to also show how literature can use realism to portray a message, and how the use of different descriptions to show how life isn’t always like a fairy tale and is quite brutal. Throughout the short story Mme loisel treats her husband with the utmost disrespect as compared to others even though she’s married to