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How should a thesis statement of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant be written?

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"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant is rich with potential thesis statements. The thesis statement is succinct text that outlines the main theme of the paper. Generally, it is placed at the introduction. It tells the reader the main theme the writer will discuss. In a sense, it is a summary at the beginning of the paper that tells the reader what the paper or essay will discuss, just as the conclusion at the end of the paper summarizes what the paper has discussed. To paraphrase Aristotle, "Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them." The thesis statement is the first step of that directive.

There are many approaches that a writer can take with regard to a thesis statement discussing "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant. For instance, one could discuss Madame Loisel's vanity and how it leads to her misfortune. The writer could support that with a direct quote from the short story:

She had no dresses, no jewels, nothing. And she loved nothing but...

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