Is Mathilde a greedy character in Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace"?  What signs say she is or is not? 

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Author Guy de Maupassant certainly does characterize Mathilde as greedy and self-serving in his short story "The Necklace." Evidence is seen in the fact that she was born into the working class yet fantasizes about being a part of the upper class, even a part of the gentry. In addition, because she wants something for herself that is out of her reach, she is disappointed by every little gift she is given.

Within the first page of the short story, de Maupassant characterizes Mathilde as greedily wanting something that is out of her reach . She is so greedy for things above her...

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