Analysis Of Guy De Maupassant 's `` The Necklace ``

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Whoever said greed is the root of all evil was right. This is shown through irony in Guy De Maupassant’s short story, “The Necklace” in the fate of the main character Madame Mathilde Loisel and also her husband, Monsieur Loisel. The story about Madame Loisel reveals the effects excessive jealousy, ungratefulness, pride and greed have on the life of not only herself, but also her husband. Many critics have read “The Necklace” as a Cinderella tale in reverse. Like Cinderella, Madame Loisel lives a common life among middle class people. Both women are attending a ball that was meant for the people of the upper class. In Madame Loisel’s extreme happiness she forgets she has nothing “beautiful” enough to wear to this ball. May I remind you she has plenty of dresses, but none of them are good enough for her because she wants to make a good impression on the the upper class members of this party, this is an example of Madame Loisel’s ungratefulness. Like Cinderella, Madame Loisel also has a “godmother”, this is her childhood friend who has come about money in her lifetime, and also her husband. Madame Jeanne Forestier and her husband both play the role of the godmother because Monsieur Loisel spends all of his savings to buy his wife a new dress ,and Madame Forestier lets Madame Loisel borrow her beautiful diamond necklace. Although Madame Forestier is letting Madame Loisel borrow her necklace, the fact that she has so many beautiful jewels to choose from makes Madame Loisel…
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