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by Guy de Maupassant

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In "The Necklace," what clues foreshadow that the necklace is fake? List as many as you can.

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It is telling that Mathilde Loisel "had no dresses, no jewels, nothing. And she loved nothing but that [...]." Though she loves jewels, she does not have the skill or the knowledge to tell real jewels from fake ones, just as she lacks the ability to discern what is truly important in life from what only seems important. This could be seen as a clue which foreshadows the necklace's value (or lack thereof). In addition, Mathilde is incredibly concerned about appearances rather than...

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