The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

934 WordsMay 4, 20164 Pages
During the nineteenth century countries around the globe were primarily governed by royalties. There were many important figures like kings and queens all throughout Europe. Every person’s dream during this era was becoming part of the high-class and the elite. This epoch was full of controversial changes between the social statuses of citizens. An important bourgeois role model during this time period was Guy de Maupassant, who wrote one of the most influential short stories of this century. “The Necklace”, written by Guy de Maupassant, illustrates elements of fiction such as the symbolism of the necklace because of Mme. Loisel’s desire to be rich, irony due to the twist ending, and a powerful theme. Firstly, the necklace Mme. Loisel borrows and her perspective symbolizes the desire she has towards being wealthy and important in society. Maupassant describes effectively the aspiration Mme. Loisel had on being from the nobility all through the story by illustrating the greediness she portrays on the story. Mme. Loisel is greedy on this story due to the fact that she is never happy with what her husband can give to her and she always wants more and more. Moreover, Mme. Loisel thinks that the more money a person had the more valuable a person was. In “The Necklace”, Guy de Maupassant indirectly conveys Mme. Loisel’s real background at the beginning of the story when he points out, “She was one of those pretty and charming girls, born by a blunder of destiny in a family of

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