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Essay | "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

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"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant

Summary: In his story "The Necklace," Guy de Maupassant creatively and intriguingly reveals Mathilde Loisel's dreams of a wealthy, decadent lifestyle. Mathilde's lifetime of misery and despair is solely caused by her own selfish and vain acts; the stature she so desperately desired, her anguish over the reality that her husband lacked the riches she yearned for, her feelings of insignificance because of her lack of rank, and her vain obsession all ended up ruining her life.
Freshman Composition II

November 1, 2005

The nineteenth century French writer, Guy De Maupassant, tells an intriguing story in "The Necklace." He depicts the painful life of a beautiful woman, unhappily born into an average family of clerks. She felt that she was destined to marry into wealth but sadly found herself settling as she married an average copyist. Unlike the women of today, women in the nineteenth century were not fortunate enough to have a career of their own; they were either born into a wealthy family or married a man with money. In "The Necklace", Guy De Maupassant creatively reveals Mathilde Loisel's dreams of a decadent lifestyle. As her struggles start to unravel, it becomes obvious that her heartache is solely caused by her own selfish and vain acts. The stature that Mathilde so desperately desired sadly resulted into a lifetime of misery and...

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