The Necklace Character Analysis

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What would you do if you were in Loisel’s shoes the night of the ball? Loisel in “The Necklace” has three distinct traits; greed, selfishness, and insecurity. Loisel, is an interesting character with many traits. The first trait that stands out was greediness in Loisel. She is married to a rich man that works in the Department of Education. One night after work the husband came home with an invitation to a ball. Despite his pride when he came with the invitation, she opened it and threw the invitation on the table with annoyance, saying “What do you want me to do with that?” She was aggravated with the fact she can't go because she did not have anything to wear and didn’t want to look poor in front of all the rich women. After discussing the invitation, she asked her husband “What do you want me to put on my back to go there?” He says “But the dress in which you go to the theater. That looks very well to me.” He stops resisting when she began crying about not having anything to wear. As she cries, he asks “how much would this cost, a proper dress, which would do on other occasions; something very simple?”, consequently giving in to her greediness to buy her a new dress. After providing her with a nice dress she became even greedier, desiring a new necklace. Her husband replied, “You will wear some natural flowers. They are very stylish this time of the year. For ten francs you will have two or three magnificent roses.” Her husband tries to give her as much as he can but

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