Essays Tagged: "Necklace"

The downfall of Madame Loisel in Maupassant's 'The Necklace'

ousy and envy are among the greatest of sins and have been the down fall of many. Maupassant's 'The Necklace' is the story of a woman who is overcome with jealousy and envy. Mathilde Loisel feels she ... row a piece from her friend, Mme. Forestier. Mme. Forestier allowed Mme. Loisel to borrow 'a superb necklace of diamonds'(902).Mathilde Loisel had a wonderful time at the ball. 'She danced with intoxi ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Development of Irony In Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace"

Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace" is situational ironywritten in 1884. The story was written in a time when there were veryd ... y. This is reflected through Matilde'sdaydreaming, which only serves to torment her, the loss of thenecklace borrowed for show, which only worsens their economicposition, and finally, their unnecessar ... d on whatshe does not have rather than what she does have.Contributing to the irony is the borrowed necklace. Matilde'shusband brings a coveted dinner invitation home, and her firstreaction is concern ...

(2 pages) 253 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Closer Look at Character

ought out by the events that take place within the story. Looking at Guy De Maupassant's piece "The Necklace", we see a very clear development of the main character Mathidle. In the story, we see a ch ... elighted her but one thing imparticular had caught her eye. "In a black satin box, a superb diamond necklace, and her heart throbbed with desire for it. Her hands shook as she picked it up. She fasten ...

(5 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Guy de Maupassant - "The Necklace" This essay highlights three cases of irony used in the story.

Throughout Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace," irony is used to add to the story. There are many obvious cases of irony in this story, t ... comes more focused on what she's lacking, materially speaking.Also contributing to the irony is the necklace. Matilde's husband brings a coveted dinner invitation home, and her first reaction is conce ... re rich" (978). In her quest to present herself as a wealthy woman, she decides to borrow a "superb necklace of diamonds" (6) from Mme. Forestier. Unfortunately, upon arriving home, Matilde notices th ...

(2 pages) 123 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Affair of The Necklace, Marie Antionette 's exubernat appetitte for exotic jewels has taken its toll on the 3rd estate .

ls her jeweler provided. Threatend him that if he does not come up with an interesting and exubernt necklace set soon he would wish he was brittish and that meant death. Marie Antionette had seventeen ... and mounts and the hands (jewlers from all over the world particpated in the design of this lavish necklace).Jaenne Elles Marques Le Luc , Daughter of the Marquee of Bath , was Marie Antionette's new ...

(2 pages) 43 1 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Guy De Maupassant's "The Necklace".

In Guy De Maupassant's "The Necklace", the author uses various material objects to reveal Mathilde Loisel's superficial personal ... and an exhilarating night out could not satisfy the needs of Mathilde. She still needed a "diamond' necklace which she would borrow from her rich friend. This necklace would prove to show that what on ... me by admiring herself in the mirror. During this episode she realized that the magnificent diamond necklace was missing from her neck. She panicked for she knew that if she could not find the necklac ...

(4 pages) 101 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mauppassant's "The Necklace" outline and paper.

Outline: Mauppassant's "The Necklace"Thesis: The character, Mathilde Loisel, changes dramatically in several ways.I.Introduction ... racter, Mathilde Loisel, changes dramatically in several ways.I.IntroductionA.In Maupassant's, "The Necklace" Mathilde Loisel is a discontent woman.B.She longs to be beautiful and popular among the ot ... s her husband to give her for hundred francs to purchase a dress.2. She borrows a gorgeous, diamond necklace from a rich friend of hers. (Pg. 6)3.She finally filled the urge to be a beautiful, classy ...

(5 pages) 194 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Guy De Maupassant The Necklace

The Facts of LifeIn Guy de Maupassant's, "The Necklace", the author utilizes the third person narrator throughout the story to refrain from showin ... racters and significant events in greater depth than others. When Mme. Loisel sees Mme. Forestier's necklace for the first time, the in depth descriptions of her desire for the beautiful necklace are ... cklace are eager to tell something. "All of a sudden she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb necklace of diamonds, and her heart began to beat with an immoderate desire. Her hands tremble as sh ...

(3 pages) 89 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare the ways in which Madame Loisel and the daughter in 'Two Kinds' respond to the pressures and expectations of their families and societies.

dition, her believe is that her just deserve, also for whom she is, expensive cloths, and expensive necklace.Both of the characters respond very similar to their pressures and expectation that they ar ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Irony and Dharacter Development in De Maupassant's "The Necklace", uses four sources

"The Necklace": Character Development Through Irony and ImageryGuy de Maupassant wrote "The Necklace" dur ... er poverty however, ensures that her ambitions remain only dreams. When Mathilde loses her friend's necklace, she not only risks the trust of the her friend but also risks losing one of the only oppor ... e finds herself in, and by the imagery present throughout the course of the story.The irony of "The Necklace" can be found primarily in the manner in which Mathilde's efforts to progress are actually ...

(4 pages) 143 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

False Pride in The Necklace

In Mauassant's essay, The Necklace Matilda Loisel borrowed a necklace from a rich friend, Mrs Forestier, so that she would not ... s Forestier, so that she would not present a "shabby air in the midst of rich women." She loses the necklace but refuses to admit that. Her and her husband, not realizing that the necklace was fake, b ... refuses to admit that. Her and her husband, not realizing that the necklace was fake, buy a similar necklace to return to Mrs Forestier. They end up having to work for ten years to pay off this debt. ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Irony of the Necklace

During the course of Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," the main character, Matilda Loisel, makes a number of ironic discoveries. In addition, th ... s but Matilda does not. The discovery that forms the story's climax concerns the true nature of the necklace she has borrowed from her friend Mrs. Forestier. However, this is perhaps not the most impo ... iven by her husband's employer. Hoping to show off to other guests, she borrows a beautiful diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Forestier. Unfortunately, during that evening, she had lost her nec ...

(2 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Character Analysis of M. Losiel in "The Necklace"

Characters in fiction are often defined as being flat or complex. In the short story "The Necklace" M. Loisel is a complex character. He undergoes significant changes throughout the story. I ... buy herself a party dress. He did everything that he could to make her happy.After his wife lost a necklace that she had borrowed his personality changed. He was worried about being at the ministry i ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Change the ending to one of the short stories. I chose 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant

?!" exclaimed Matilda with anger."Well - unfortunately it is not - and I was sure you knew that the necklace was worthless.""What do you mean, I sold my house, I gave away everything so I could pay of ... rthless.""What do you mean, I sold my house, I gave away everything so I could pay off your "fancy" necklace!""I don't understand, Matilda! How could you possibly assume that I bought this necklace fo ...

(3 pages) 15 0 2.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


Fear By: Will In Guy de Maupassat's "The Necklace," and O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," fear motivates the main characters, an ... messages to us as we watch how each character copes with her fears. In the beginning of "The Necklace" Mathilde is envious of the social class and wealth of others because she has never e ... ho were draped in expensive furs. This causing her to rush out, not realizing that she had left the necklace at the reception. Now the Loisels were in tremendous fear of financial ruin and poverty. No ...

(2 pages) 11 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Idealism In Literature

e is quite preoccupied with the bourgeois lifestyle and seems to neglect reality. Stories like "The Necklace", "Barn Burning", and "Paul's Case" exemplify a Nietzschean rebellion aga ... f false facades in order to fit in and feel a part of popular culture. In Maupassant's, "The Necklace" readers find many examples of the nineteenth century culture's idealism clashing wit ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

About The Gift

e showing each other their Christmas gifts. Trisha got a leather jacket and Jennifer got an antique necklace. On the back of the necklace it said, Domonique Fear. Fear was Jennifer's last name.Predict ... said, Domonique Fear. Fear was Jennifer's last name.Prediction: I predict that the golden, antique, necklace will be evil. I can already tell that it plays a major roll in this novel.10/15 pages 11-17 ...

(7 pages) 616 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison Essay On "gift Of The Magi" And "the Necklace"

Comparison Essay The two short stories, "The gift of the Magi" written by O. Henry and "The necklace written by Guy de Maupassant are both composed of two young, beautiful women Mathilde and D ... wnfall. Mathilde downfall comes into place when she does not tell Mrs. Forrestier that she lost her necklace. Mathilde does not gush out confessions and prostrating herself while pleading for forgiven ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Jewlery

of what you thought the story is about. Guy De Maupassant uses the concept of ironic twist in "The Necklace."� It happens with wife, who thinks that she should be upper class. In face she drea ... fe. When the chance comes up to pretend for one night, she becomes selfish. She borrows a beautiful necklace from her friend, Mme. After the party she notices the necklace missing. Her husband and her ...

(1 pages) 444 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Necklace Description

Shavit 4 Yoav Shavit Mrs. Wenzler 9 Honors English 4 December 2013 The Necklace Questions Describe the author's tone using examples from the story. How is his tone a refl ... ike all of the party's wealthy guests. After using her husband's savings and borrowing an expensive necklace from an old friend, Loisel is happy and ready for the party. After the party when Loisel fo ... situation and that she now has to live the rest of her life trying to pay back for the newly bought necklace. Give an example of direct characterization. An example of a direct characterization in t ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays