Different Characters In The Diamond Necklace, By Guy De Maupassant

1260 WordsNov 17, 20176 Pages
‘the world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.’ Many story characters are flawed, and the most interesting and sometimes brainless ones are the characters who have big egos, and blame their faults on others to prevent their pride from being bruised. The author of ‘The Diamond Necklace’ , Guy De Maupassant, develops the character Mathilde Loisel through different actions, speech and personality. Firstly, Guy De Maupassant develops the character through her personality. As far as the beginning goes, Mathilde is a selfish swine who is envious of the aristocratic woman of Paris, France. Mathilde has many clear attributes and through her personality you can identify them and then form her…show more content…
"Haven't you any more?" is one of her more material possessions focused quote. During this point of the story, page three, Mathilde had visited her high classed wealthy friend Madame Forestier. Here she asks of ornaments to adorn herself so Mathilde seemed wealthy, and of high class. During the third page when Mathilde was going through Forestier’s jewelry box, “Suddenly she discovered, in a black satan box, a superb diamond necklace, and her heart throbbed with an immoderate desire.” This feeling is more felt during intense love for someone, but here we see her material possession more. She is thinking of the ‘diamond’ necklace as the most beautiful thing, more beautiful and worth more than actual people. Madame Loisel has even gone as far as to sit, and wait, while her husband was out of foot searching for the necklace that she had lost. On page five, her exact actions were “She sat waiting on a chair in her ball dress, without strength to go to bed, overwhelmed, without any fire, without a thought.” Mathilde didn’t even attempted to search for the necklace. As soon as Monsieur Loisel had claimed the necklace was gone, they were expected to pay it off. As it says, Mathilde hadn’t had a job nor worked as a normal house-wife due to their one lowly servant in which did their housework. In addition to their new, working, lives Mathilde had so much pride she was willing to disappear from society to save herself from telling her friend that she had
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