Comparing the Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find

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The Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find

The main characters Mrs. Loisel in "The Necklace" and the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are very similar because both these characters refused to admit to a mistake that they had made. They both had the same motivation prior to the mistake and they also had the same reason as to why they wanted to keep quiet about it. Although Mrs. Lisle's and the grandmother's penalties were different, it is still fair to compare the two because either way, dead or alive, both their lives were ruined.

Mrs. Loisel and the grandmother are very similar due to the fact that they both had the same motivation prior to their accident. It was a selfish motivation that
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Instead, both the grandmother and Mrs. Loisel chose to be selfish, and it got them in a whole lot of trouble.

Mrs. Loisel and the grandmother are also similar in their reasons for keeping quiet. They were both too embarrassed to say anything when they found out they had made a mistake. Mrs. Loisel was too embarrassed to tell her friend that she had lost the necklace, because she thought so highly of her rich friend. "She had a rich friend, a schoolmate at the convent, whom she did not like to visit, she suffered so much when she returned." (66) Because Mrs. Loisel thought so highly of her friend, she was too embarrassed to tell her that the diamond necklace was gone. Instead she chose to keep her secret quiet and work to pay off the loans they got when they purchased a new necklace. If Mrs. Loisel would have swallowed her pride, and told her friend what happened, it would have saved 10 years of her life, and her appearance.

The grandmother also kept her secret quiet due to embarrassment. When she realized that the house she was talking about was in Tennessee not Georgia, she was too embarrassed to say anything. "The thought was so embarrassing that she turned red in the face and her eyes dilated and her feet jumped up. . .the cat, sprang onto Bailey's shoulder." (163) Because the grandmother chose to keep her secret quiet, it cost her family their lives. Bailey got scared, the car wrecked,

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