The Necklace Theme

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Introduction The “Necklace” is a unique story, which serves as a lesson for all to learn; since life is unpredictable, and being content with what we have and who we are is crucial, no matter the circumstances. The story by Guy De Maupassant was well written with clarity and the shift between scenes was brilliant; likewise, speaks a volume of why contentment is important. The story talks about Madame Loisel the wife of a clerk, and how she wishes to have a life like the upper class, lead her and her husband for ten years of rigid labor to replace the missing necklace she borrowed from a friend to attend an extravagant party. Theme The theme that I see in “The Necklace”, by Guy De Maupassant, is a pleasure-seeking and conceited wife of a clerk.…show more content…
Likewise, the narrator talks about the story from his point of view and not Mathilde, which also signifies a third person narrator. “She suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born for all the delicacies and all the luxuries. She suffered from the poverty of her dwelling, from the wretched look of the walls, from the worn-out chairs, from the ugliness of the curtains” (qtd in Barnet et al, 2011). Things that did not only trouble her, besides, made her…show more content…
Besides, the setting develops the characters since the author not only give detailed descriptions of the setting in Paris, likewise, the surroundings, entities, and images of the characters. According to Barnet, Burto, Cain, 2011, some examples would be, “hot air stove”, “ coquettish perfumed boudoirs”, “ tall bronze candelabra”, “silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestry”, etc., (p. 413). The author was outstandingly in connecting the readers to the images and characters in the

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