Similarities And Differences Between Madame Loel And Eckel

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Dalai Lama once said, “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” There are similarities and differences of Madame Loisel from Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” and Eckels from Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder”. Eckels is a hunter who ventures into the past to hunt a dinosaur but makes atrocious choices with consequences. Madame Loisel is a lady who gets invited to a social event and borrows a diamond necklace from her friend. Afterwards, she borrows a diamond necklace and loses it, resulting in repercussions for both her and her husband. Both of them share character traits, experiences and characterizations. However, they are distinctly contrasting from one another, in regards to their background and outcome. Madame Loisel and Eckels are similar in certain aspects: personality, attitude, and experiences. First and foremost, both characters are selfish, stuck up, and childish. Madame Loisel wishes that she was wealthier. When receiving an invitation to a social event, she scornfully throws an invitation away as she does not have the proper garments. “‘Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she scornfully tossed the invitation on the table, murmuring, ‘What good is that to me?’” (Maupassant 210). Loisel is stuck up as she does not fully appreciate what she currently has. Madame Loisel’s behavior is childlike as she guilt trips her
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