The Necklace

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The conflict in the story “The Necklace” affects Madame Loisel’s attitude. By the end of the story, her personality changes for the better. After losing the necklace, Madame Loisel no longer thinks she deserves riches. Before, she believed she was entitled to wealth because she was beautiful and charming. However, the years of tiresome house chores makes her appear old. “Mme. Loisel appeared an old woman, now. She became heavy, rough, harsh, like one of the poor, her hair untended, her skirts askew, her hands red, her voice shrill”. Moreover, she feels contrition of the lost necklace her friend lent her, as explained in the story, “she played her part however, with sudden heroism. The frightful debt had to be paid. She would pay it”. In addition,

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