The Necklace Essay | A Review of The Necklace

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A Review of The Necklace

Summary: Reviews "The Necklace" by French author Guy DeMaupassant. Provides a plot summary. Examines the actions of Matilde and discusses how her behavior leads to her downfall.
"The Necklace", a narrative fiction is recounted, by Guy DeMaupassant in third person (omniscient). DeMaupassant conveys "The Necklace" in chronological order. He starts from the beginning where the story spotlights a middle class women and how she ends up living a lower class life. Mathilde Loisel, the focus of the story is an attractive but very discontented woman. This character often dwells on the outcome of her present life. Daydreaming about being prosperous becomes a constant part of her life. She detested "her grim apartment...threadbare furniture, ugly curtains" (DeMaupassant 3). She felt that she deserved bigger and better and wished that she lived the "expensive and glamorous" lifestyle--the kind of life her friend attained. Matilde, an egocentric and unappreciative person has her middle class life seized from her all because of pride, greed, and deceit.

An invitation to dine with the elite provides her with the opportunity to live out...

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