The Necklace

Essay by marriea_bJunior High, 9th gradeB+, November 2014

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Marriea Bratke



The Necklace Gets Real

Can your favorite character of your favorite book relate to real life? Could their actions ever relate to your life? In the short story, "The Necklace", written by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Loisel wishes that she had married into a higher class. When Mme. Loisel finally gets a chance to party with a higher class, she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend. Mme. Loisel loses the necklace at the party and now must pay back her friend with a new necklace. After paying off the necklace after 10 years, Mme. Loisel finds out that the original necklace was a fake. I believe that Mme. Loisel can relate to real life in many ways. Mme. Loisel can relate to real life through her actions, words, and her thoughts.

Mme. Loisel relates to real life through many of her actions. Mme.

Loisel first relates when she starts to cry about the invitation to the mansion because she won't fit in with the high-class people. Another way she shows reality through her actions is when she becomes careless at the party and loses the necklace. Many humans begin to get caught up in a carefree environment and decide not to worry when in reality we should be paying attention to our surroundings.

Mme. Loisel relates to real life through her words in so many ways. "It's embarrassing not to have a jewel or a gem-nothing to wear on my dress. I'll look like a pauper: I'd almost rather not go to the party." Mme. Loisel shows here that she is very concerned about her appearance, like every other human being. "Haven't you something else?" This shows that Mme. Loisel always wants more, and wants something bigger and better than what is offered...