The Necklace, Mr. Maupassant

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In “The Necklace” Mr. Maupassant tells a story of a woman, Mrs. Loisel, who goes through many emotions over the loss of a necklace that ends up being a fake. As she goes through these situations Mr. Maupassant gives examples of literally elements that prove what kind of person she turns out to be. Throughout the story Mrs. Loisel is conflicted with many problems just to realize who she became and how she took advantage of what she already had in her life. When it turns out to be too late she then blames her friend for letting her borrow the necklace instead of taking the responsibility of her selfish life.
During the eighteenth century all aspects of western culture was influenced to take over the role of women in society at the time. Women were lead to believe that men were supposed to be the primary householders whom can do anything leaving them dependent to men. Women at the time also had to deal with the struggles of living in social class lifestyles that dreamt of having nothing but luxuries and higher values. Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace” portrays this very situation through the character of Mrs. Loisel with the different use of literary devices. She is stuck between wanting to live the lifestyle and learning to live her own without certain delicacies.
A point to consider is the use of foreshadowing in Maupassant’s “The Necklace” and how it gives away further events in the story. With foreshadowing, the reader is given clues at the beginning of the story as to
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