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Necklace Quotes In The Necklace

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Are you willing to sacrifice your life for material things? In “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant, a woman named Mathilde puts a necklace above everything, and ends up losing it all. The theme of “The Necklace” is to always focus on what you have more than what you want. Mathilde was too focused on looking good and having fancy things to appreciate what she had. This leads to her losing a precious diamond necklace that she borrowed from a friend. Mathilde works for 10 long years to pay off the necklace. She loses what little she had in order to pay for it, and ends up blaming her friend for all of her hardship she and her husband had to endure.
Mathilde's love for material things can be seen in a quote as follows, “She grieved over the shabbiness of her apartment, the dinginess of the walls, the worn-out appearance of the chairs, the ugliness of the draperies. All of these things, which another woman of her class would not even had noticed, gnawed at her and made her furious.” (Guy De Maupassant). As you can see in the quote, Mathilde was so concerned with how things looked that she couldn’t appreciate what she had; such as a home, food, or a husband who loves her.
It is also very apparent in the story that Mathilde is willing to sacrifice her relationships for material things. This can be seen with the following quote “‘Let’s see, Mathilde. How much would a suitable outfit cost-one you could wear to other affairs too-something very simple?’ She thought it over for several
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