Essay On The Short Story The Necklace Video

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1 Analysis of the Short Story The Necklace Guy de Maupassant
Yajaira K. Gutierrez ColonENGL ONL

2 The 4 Basic Elements of a Story
PlotCharactersSettingTheme

3 PlotThis short story “The Necklace”, tells the story of a woman and her husband. Mathilde imagined herself living in a high social position, but she has nothing and marries a clerk who tries his best to make her happy. They get invited to a party where she borrows a friends necklace in order to experience a night as though she is wealthy.She had the time of her life, but when she returns to her house she realizes the necklace was gone.

4 PlotShe prefers to hide the truth from her friend and decides to replace the necklace, even though it took a lot of work, money and sacrifice. Years later she finally pays off the necklace and decides to tell her friend the truth, to her surprise the necklace she had lost was an imitation.

5 CharactersMathilde Loisel is a woman who seems materialistic. All she desires is to live a fancy and glamorous life.M. Loisel is a clerk in the Department of Education. He is a middle class man who enjoys his life as it is.

6 SettingThe author suggests that the story takes place in Paris.

7 ThemeWealth: we can see it through the necklace which brought conflict in this story.Greed: this can be related to all those things Mathilde wanted, but knew she could not have.Pride: it is pride that prevents Mathilde and her husband from admitting they've lost an expensive necklace.Suffering: Mathilde suffers over the circumstances of her life, of how she lives. She also suffers when she loses the necklace.


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How would you feel if you lost a diamond necklace that you borrowed? We don't know your life, but we'd feel pretty crappy about it. In "The Necklace," Matilde borrows a necklace to look rich for a ball—and loses it. She and her husband spiral into debt from the cost of replacing it, only to realize...well, watch the video to find out the rest.

How would you feel if you lost a diamond necklace that you borrowed? We don't know your life, but we'd feel pretty crappy about it. In "The Necklace," Matilde borrows a necklace to look rich for a ball—and loses it. She and her husband spiral into debt from the cost of replacing it, only to realize...well, watch the video to find out the rest.

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