What Is The Theme Of The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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The significant aspects of “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant shows how greed and the desire to live an extraordinary life could lead to the destruction of one’s future.

Firstly, Madame Loisel shows greed throughout the story because she has a comfortable life, she has a servant and food on the table, but she desires more delicate meals. She is not happy with what she has. Although Madame Loisel doesn’t have a lot of money, she is still evidently greedy. Even though she is a lovely woman, she feels she isn’t worth anything simply because she has no nice jewelry. Mathilde constantly suffers due to the fact that she has nothing luxurious in her life, dissatisfying her. Even though Mathilde dresses up and looks beautiful, she still believes she isn’t all of that. She is pretty and charming but wishes for the finer things in life. Madame Loisel’s husband works hard for what they have but she still doesn’t appreciate what she has and always wants more. When going to the ball, she refuses to wear any of her beautiful dresses and as a result, she ends up getting a dress with the money her husband was saving up for a gun. She believed that if she didn’t look elegant than she shouldn’t go to the ball.

Secondly, another example of significant aspects in “The Necklace” is envy. Envy is a major aspect in the short story because Mathilde shows a feeling of resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. In this case, Mathilde is aroused by Madame
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