The reader is given a clue in the beginning of the story as to what can happen at the end. When Mathilde Loisel asks to borrow the necklace Madame Forestier says “yes, of course” (Guy de Maupassant 3). She lets her borrow the necklace without hesitation at the beginning, giving the impression that regardless of her social status that particular necklace had no value. If the necklace had any kind of value she would have been hesitant about letting her borrow it and reassured her not to damage it. Brackett says, “Madame Forestier freely loans the necklace and then does not care even to examine the piece that Mathilde returns to her, suggesting its low value” (no page).
In an effort to be the richest of the rich for one night, Mathilde subjects herself to a life of misery. Her loss of Madame Forestier’s necklace makes her come to know “the ghastly life of abject poverty...And this life lasted ten years”(7). Mathilde suffers through years of poverty solely because she wants to feel wealthy. Mathilde also believes that her misery is justified because the necklace she loses is extremely expensive, but she learns that this is also untrue. When Mathilde has completely paid off her debt, she meets Madame Forestier again and tells her of all the troubles she went through to get her necklace back.
Marguerite was never meant to be a girl and she is regularly reminded of that by her father by saying “you are my misfortune” and “what have I done to deserve you in my life”. Does Marguerite act like a boy should because she doesn’t enjoy the life she is expected to have, or does she want to be the boy her father never had. The count has high expectations on what and how Marguerite should be like and does everything to make her a perfect future ruler. When she finally gets her rapier from Ferre, she knows that “the sword won’t rest in its scabbard”. Her interest sparked by all the stories her father came home and told her about his fights.
Dishonesty and greediness are two words that most people encounter at some point in their lives, and Mathilde comes face to face with both of them, and she suffers the consequences of her actions. In the short story, “The Diamond Necklace”, a woman learns that honesty is the best policy, and that greediness can cause many unnecessary troubles. This fable unfolds with a thorough characterization of its main character, Mathilde Loisel. Mathilde is beautiful and charming, but was born into a family of clerks and married a clerk as well, and the thing she desires most is to be wealthy. In hopes of pleasing his wife, Mathilde’s husband arrives home from work with an invitation to an exclusive, elegant ball, thrown by the Minister of Education.
She makes multiple mistakes throughout the story, yet she blames them on other people. Mathilde was the one who lost the necklace, but her husband is the one that looks for it while she is just sitting at home. Also, her husband was the one that payed off the debt, and gave up the 1800 francs that his father left for him. All in all, Mathilde's character is developed by her actions, dialogue, and
For instance, Mathilde wants to be rich but she becomes poor. Throughout the story, Mathilde complains and wishes that she is rich like her friend Jeanne. Her life is fine living in a simple apartment with a maid and a hardworking husband. But she is still not satisfied in middle class. Soon after she declines to poor.
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.
Point - The writer uses Rhetorical questions to make the character more interesting. Evidence - This can be seen on line 188 : "What would she have thought? what would she have said...she was a thief?" Analysis - • Identify - Right off the bat, Madame Loisel depicts to us that she is an un-honest character. • Explain - Instead of concluding to her friend that her necklace is missing, Madame Loisel debates with herself to see whether she needs to break the tragic news to Madame Forestier.
In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that she was obsessed with having to have all the nice things in the world, having all of the attention from people and other men.
As Eliza belonged to a lower class, her accent was not very good. She wanted to learn how to speak in a better way so that she could work in a flower store. In the first scene of the movie, the difference between the higher and the lower class was shown. The people from the higher class wore a fancy dress and spoke softly and slowly whereas, Eliza wore a green fitted dress which could show the difference between the two different classes. Here, Eliza met Professor Henry.