The Necklace Questions and Answers
How does Madame Loisel change at the end of "The Necklace" from how she was before she lost the necklace?
What is the theme of "The Necklace," and how does the author use symbolism and irony to explain this theme?
What are the differences and similarities between Madame Loisel and Monsieur Loisel in "The Necklace"?
How singular life is and how full of changes! How small a thing will ruin or save one! Analyze this statement with reference to the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant.
Compare and contrast Mr. Loisel and Mrs. Loisel. Justify your answer with reference to "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant.
In "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, when Mathilde Loisel's husband brings home the invitation, what is her reaction?
What steps does Madame Loisel take to dress for the party in a way she feels is appropriate in "The Necklace"?
When Mme. Forestier reveals that the necklace was a fake, the reader feels the force of the irony. Explain why her revelation is ironic. How did you respond to this surprise twist in the story?
If you were the author, would you have ended "The Necklace" that way? What other endings could you give to the story? Why?
Closely examine the passage in "The Necklace" at Madame Forestier’s house when Mathilde discovers and borrows the necklace. What symbolic elements are being used here by the author? Explain.
"All was ended for her." What does that statement from "The Necklace" mean? Is there more than one possible meaning?
How does the setting in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant influence the story, characters, and events?
Write a different end to "The Necklace," assuming either that Madame Loisel never lost or that she found the necklace.
If you were Madame Loisel in "The Necklace," by Guy de Maupassant, would you have done the same thing she did?
What are two pieces of evidence from the end of "The Necklace" that show Mathilde is still not a completely mature person?
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