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  • Necklace By Guy De Maupassant
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    Flynn 1 "The Necklace" by Guy De Maupassant, and "A&P" by John Updike were written in two different centuries by two authors of very different backgrounds. However, each story expresses very similar views about women. The women in these stories are self-centered creatures who control men with their sexuality, and end up damaging the men's life. The main character in "The Necklace" is a lady named Mathilde who is extremely pretty. She is not a very wealthy person, and is married to a clerk. Mathi...
  • Mathildes Pride By The Way
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    Guy De Maussapants story "The Necklace" focuses on Mathilde Lois el, a character consumed by pride. Guy De Maussapant has successful describing Mathilde as a young, poor, and proud woman that live in France during seventeenth century. In this story "The Necklace", Mathildes character is revealed by what she hopes, what she says, and what she does. Mathildes character is revealed by what she hopes for in her life. In this story "The Necklace", Mathilde is being describes as a young and beautiful ...
  • Active Role In Mathlides Pride
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    Mathlide Lois el is a character who has much pride in her. It is her motivation to act throughout the story, and it is the key to her downfall. Mathlide downfall comes into place when she does not tell Mrs. Forrestier that she lost her necklace. Mathlide does not gush out confessions and prostrating herself while pleading for forgiveness, she takes the responsibility for her mistakes by replacing Mrs. Forrestier necklace. De Maupassant shows her qualities in the introduction, the incident, and t...
  • Jenny's Pearl Necklace The
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    Jenny's Pearl Necklace The cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls in a pink foil box. "Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them Please, Mommy, please" Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face. "A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chor...
  • Diamond Necklace From A Friend
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    A Fool's Payment In the short story, "The Necklace", a greedy and selfish woman brings financial ruin upon herself and her husband. They go from a comfortable lifestyle in a slightly shabby apartment to an impoverished existence in an attic apartment. Mathilde Loisel was born to a lower middle class French family, but she wished that she could have of noble birth. Her longing for a better life caused her great grief. When she could have been happy with her situation in life, instead she would dr...
  • Famous Necklace Of 240 Round Gold Beads
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    Glow of Gold - possessed through the ages Possession is nine-tenths of the law, and this has never been truer than in the case of jewellery. Call it an aesthetic impulse or love for beauty, but what it all comes down to is just an inherent need to acquire, to possess. That's how Indians are engineered! In ancient India, large herds of cows, stables of horses, elephants and jewellery were considered the only valuable treasures worth having. One's status in society was gauged by how costly one's j...
  • Lost Necklace
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    The Necklace", written by Guy de Maupassant and published in 1884 is a story of an underprivileged woman named Mathilde who dreams of being rich, even if only for an evening. She borrows an ornate necklace for a special party, which she subsequently loses. She and her husband decide to take out loans and do whatever it takes for them to find the money to replace the lost necklace instead of just being honest with her friend about what happened. Her conscience effort to try to be something she is...

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