In Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," how is Madame Loisel ungrateful?
In Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," Madame Loisel is ungrateful because she is never satisfied with what she has. She is forever wishing for a more, believing she has been shortchanged by life. She never shows appreciation for what she has, including a hard-working husband who tries his best to make her happy.
While Madame Loisel is a pretty young woman, she was born into a family without money or connections. Without a dowry or prospects...
...she let herself be married to a little clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction.
Even this reference makes her seem ungrateful, as if despite a similar position in society, she allows herself to marry beneath the station she feels entitled to. During this time period, it is more socially acceptable to be married than be a spinster. This is one way in which she should be pleased with her life. However, she acts as if she "had fallen from a higher station."
Mathilde suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all the...
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