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by Guy de Maupassant

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"The Necklace" shows the conflict between greed and generosity as exemplified by Mathilde and her husband. Why does the husband put up with his wife’s vanity given their opposing views on life?

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You seem to be asking about Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace ," about Monsieur and Madame Loisel, so I will address your question within that context. Monsieur Loisel is thoughtful and generous, pleased with little, and willing, I think, to see the best in life and in people as well. His wife, Mathilde, however, feels that there has been some "mistake of destiny" whereby she ended up married to someone who simply...

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