The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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In the short story, “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, Mathilde Loisel’s ruins her life because she couldn’t accept her life as it was be an honest friend, if she was she would have never created a life of destitute. Her husband tried so hard to try and make her happy and even as great as he was she still wished for better, she always longing for what she could never have. She was so ashamed of being poor, that when she tried to act rich for a night, she caused herself and her husband a life of misery. Mathilde never tired to marry above her social ranking, when the first guy came around, she married him even though he was only a clerk. Mathilde was always upset about something, if it wasn't the food, it was the cheap drapes or her clothes. When her husband got a very exclusive invite to a party, that many were trying to get an invite to, Mathilde wasn't even happy about it. Instead of thanking him, she immediately said, “I haven't a dress and so I can't go to this party.” (2) She is so needy, and she can’t appreciate anything. A dress doesn't define you, nor doesn't stop you from going to a party and having a good time, but she lets it stop her. Mathilde lets her heart be filled with things she can’t have, she lets her mind take over her heart and that is keeping her from being happy. When she gets a dress…show more content…
She could've gone to her friend and explained everything that happened and offered to pay her friend for a replacement, but instead, she went around her friend and lied. She told her that she was fixing the clasp while her and her husband, scraped up every penny they had, and took out a loan to buy a replica of the diamond necklace that was 36,000 franks. Mathilde's biggest mistake was that she didn't own up to losing it. The truth would have saved the Loisel’s from a future of
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