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What is the theme of "The Necklace," and how does the author use symbolism and irony to explain this theme?

The theme of “The Necklace” is that we ought to be grateful for what we have rather than constantly wishing for more. Madame Loisel pities herself immensely because of her lack of wealth and her...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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In "The Necklace," how did Mathilde’s life change after she lost the necklace?

Mathilde's life took a change for the worst after the loss of the necklace. Namely, because instead of swallowing her pride, owning to this fact and confess to her friend, she decides to take...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2015 9:28 pm UTC

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What is the conflict of the short story "The Necklace"?

There are two primary conflicts in Guy De Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," which are the individual versus the self and the individual versus society. Mathilde Loisel's internal and...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 4:59 pm UTC

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How does Madame Loisel change at the end of "The Necklace" from how she was before she lost the necklace?

When the story opens, Madame Loisel is described as "pretty" and "charming." Despite having a comfortable home, she finds herself endlessly bored, always believing that she deserves more than her...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2020 10:52 am UTC

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What is the moral to the story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant? What sayings sum up the story?

The moral of "The Necklace" is that we should be grateful for what we have rather than constantly seeking to acquire more. Mathilde Loisel is married to a man with a good job in the Ministry of...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2020 4:09 pm UTC

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I need three character traits for madame Loisel from "The Necklace"? Thank You.

Three character traits that Madame Loisel possesses that are easily apparent when reading the short story "The Necklace" is she is ungrateful, selfish, and greedy. No matter what her poor, loving...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2011 12:17 pm UTC

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Write a character sketch of Madame and Mister Loisel.

Madame Loisel feels that she was born for luxury. She is a beautiful woman and believes that she should be living an aristocratic life, draped in fine clothes, jewels and furs. She imagines...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2008 4:19 am UTC

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What is the setting for "The Necklace"?

Guy de Maupassant's story, "The Necklace" was originally published in the French newspaper La Gaulois, in February 1884. It is set in Paris, in the "contemporary" period of the late nineteenth...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2015 4:18 am UTC

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What are some literary devices used in "The Necklace"?

Examples of literary devices used in the story include suspense, irony, alliteration, metaphor, flashback, and plot twist. Irony: The story opens with a description of Mme. Loisel: She was one of...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2020 10:37 am UTC

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What are two examples of foreshadowing from "The Necklace"?

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author gives the reader a hint of what is to come later in the story. In Guy De Maupassant's short story "The Necklace," he foreshadows Mathilde...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 5:01 pm UTC

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Why was Mathilde unhappy with her life at the beginning of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant?

Mathilde Loisel is unhappy with her life at the beginning of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant because she has been unhappy with her circumstances virtually since she was born. The first lines of...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2013 1:21 am UTC

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What is the plot of the story "The Necklace"?

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant is a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to live outside of who you are. France, at the time this short story was published, was highly divided by class...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015 4:38 am UTC

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What are some character traits of Monsieur Loisel in "The Necklace"? My project requires a character traits of the...

Monsieur Loisel is not described as vividly as his wife Mathilde. In fact, he is not even given a name! Most of the characterization of him is indirect. You can describe him as loving,...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 10:29 pm UTC

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Describe the characters, setting and plot of "The Necklace"?

There are essentially only three characters in Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace." Of the three, only Mathilde Loisel is a dynamic character. The others, Matilde's husband and Madame...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2016 6:11 pm UTC

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In "The Necklace," what are two examples of alliteration?  

Alliteration is when words beginning with the same consonant are placed in close proximity. Using alliteration creates a sense of rhythm or cadence. Maupassant's short story was originally written...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 11:48 pm UTC

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What are some examples of symbolism in the story and what is the story's theme?

Some of the examples of symbolism in "The Necklace" are: The necklace is a symbol of wealth and power for Madame Loisel. This represents a world she longs to be in but will never be...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2007 11:07 am UTC

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Irony In The Necklace

It is ironic that Mathilde, who prides herself on her beauty and who requires expensive things to feel truly elegant, chooses a cheap imitation diamond necklace to complement her dress—and doesn't...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2020 10:44 am UTC

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What is the message of "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant?

De Maupassant's "The Necklace" has at least a few messages a reader can take from it. Madame Loisel is a good example of how not to conduct one's life. She has a sense of entitlement based upon...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2016 5:11 pm UTC

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How did Madame Loisel contribute to the cost of the new necklace?

Madame Loisel borrowed Madame Forestier's imitation necklace to wear to a prestigious ball and was under the impression that Madame Forestier's necklace was authentic. After losing Madame...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 12:58 pm UTC

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What is the direct and indirect characterization of Madame Loisel in “The Necklace”?

In direct characterization, an author simply states the personality traits and appearances of a character, and a reader isn't asked to make any inferences with given information. For example, the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2020 1:11 pm UTC

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What is the falling action of "The Necklace"?

Short story plots usually have five specific elements: the exposition (which reveals the conflict), the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. The falling action of a...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2016 6:12 pm UTC

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Personification In The Necklace

There are a number of examples of personification in "The Necklace." This is a literary technique whereby something that isn't human, such as an animal or an inanimate object, is endowed with human...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 8:50 am UTC

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Figurative Language In The Necklace

Guy de Maupassant's tale of a beautiful, yet petty, young woman who is disconsolate over her social position demonstrates the use of figurative language throughout the narrative. When her husband...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016 6:59 pm UTC

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What is an example of foreshadowing in "The Necklace"?

An example of foreshadowing in "The Necklace" has to do with the necklace itself. One day, Mathilde's husband brings home an invitation to "an evening reception at the Ministerial Mansion." Once...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2018 1:29 am UTC

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Sketch a character analysis of Madame Forestier in "The Necklace".

Madame Forestier is a good friend of Mathilde's who has risen above Mathilde in social status. Despite this discrepancy in their wealth, Madame Forestier does not hesitate to help Mathilde when...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2009 12:57 am UTC

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What is Mathilde's problem in "The Necklace"?

Mathilde has several problems in the story, but all of them stem from her dis-contentedness with her station in life. She desires to be wealthy, beautiful, admired, and envied. She believes that...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2008 2:23 am UTC

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What is the author's purpose for this story, "The Necklace?"

The author’s purpose in the necklace is to persuade readers to be true to themselves. The author’s purpose is usually to inform, entertain or persuade. In fiction, the author’s purpose is related...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2011 12:50 pm UTC

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The Necklace Theme

I would say that the moral lesson of "The Necklace" is that deception is often a mistake which has bad results for the deceiver. Mathilde wishes to deceive the people attending the ball by making...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2014 3:21 pm UTC

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What would be an alternative ending to Maupassant's short story The Necklace?

In line with the above answer, it seems only just and reasonable that Madame Forestier should give the Loisels the replacement necklace and that they would sell it in order to have a little...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2012 12:17 am UTC

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From what point of view is the story told in "The Necklace"?

The story goes back and forth between background narration and dramatic narration of the events surrounding the necklace. The background narration is supplied by an omniscient narrator. This...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 4:06 am UTC

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How does Madame Loisel change as a result of her experience in "The Necklace"?

In "The Necklace" Madame Loisel's appearance is greatly altered as, in her pride, she refuses to tell her friend that she has lost the borrowed necklace. Instead she and her husband repay the...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2009 10:37 am UTC

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What is the character sketch of Mathilde in the short story, "The Necklace"? Please, it should be related to the...

Mathilde Loisel is the beautiful but disillusioned protagonist of Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace." She lives in a middle class world with her husband, a clerk with the Department of...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2009 10:55 pm UTC

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When Mme. Forestier reveals that the necklace was a fake, the reader feels the force of the irony. Explain why her...

Working ten long years to replace the necklace she lost, Madame Loisel has greatly aged. She runs into Madame Forestier and decides to explain why she looks so much older than she used to look:...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012 7:51 pm UTC

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The Necklace Climax

Introduced in the beginning of "The Necklace" as a woman who feels that she has been cheated by fate, Madame Loisel is described as ...one of those pretty and charming girls, born, as if by an...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2015 11:25 am UTC

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Give two examples of alliteration from the story. Write down the full sentences in which the alliterative elements...

Alliteration is a literary device that can be used to make a text sound more poetic. Unlike rhymes that modern audiences are more familiar with, where the sounds at the ends of the words are the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2016 6:29 pm UTC

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What are the differences and similarities between Madame Loisel and Monsieur Loisel in "The Necklace"?

Monsieur Loisel wants to please his wife, who he loves, whereas Madame Loisel is self-absorbed and indifferent to her husband. He has married a beautiful wife, who he sees as a prize, whereas she...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2021 10:44 am UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between Madame Mathilde Loisel of "The Necklace" and Della Young of "The...

Both Mathilde and Della are young, attractive women who occupy the lower-middle class and are married to relatively poor men. Mathilde and Della also experience economic issues and desire to attain...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2020 7:45 pm UTC

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How singular life is and how full of changes! How small a thing will ruin or save one! Analyze this statement with...

Losing the necklace saved Mathilde and her husband. Before this she was spoiled and her husband tried to give her what she asked for. She had no appreciation for anything other than materialistic...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2010 9:18 am UTC

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Describe Mathilde in "'The Necklace."

I'd suggest that Mathilde in "The Necklace" is human-like, a mixture of positive and negative traits. This is a story the interpretation of which reveals as much about the reader as it does the...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2010 1:25 pm UTC

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Irony In The Necklace

In the first paragraph, the narrator notes that Mathilde is a charming girl and "by a mistake of destiny" was born to a family of clerks. The suggestion is that usually such a charming girl is born...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2013 10:47 pm UTC

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What point of view is "The Necklace" told in?

The third person narrator who relates the story provides so much insight into Mathilde Loisel’s thoughts, emotions and feelings that the reader gets a clear picture of her point of view. However,...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2020 11:21 am UTC

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Why is Mme Loisel unhappy when she receives an invitation to an evening reception in "The Necklace"?  

The simple answer is that Madame Loisel is upset that she does not have anything to wear that is worthy of the occasion. More noteworthy still is how she reacts to the invitation, showing complete...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2015 7:03 pm UTC

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What is the exposition of "The Necklace"?

The exposition is usually the first part of the plot (although not always). It is the sum of all the background information and possible details regarding a character, the setting, or the series of...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2017 12:39 am UTC

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What is the aspect of social class in "The Necklace" by Guy De Maupassant?

Social class is one of the critical themes that drives "The Necklace," both in terms of its plot and its characters. In this story focused on class pretensions, its main protagonist, Mathilde...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2020 6:14 am UTC

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What is the main conflict of "The Necklace"?

One of the main external conflicts in the story is between Madame Loisel's and her husband's values. On the whole, Monsieur Loisel seems perfectly happy with life. He may only be a humble...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2018 9:14 am UTC

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Provide a character analysis of Mathilde Loisel and Madame Forestier from "The Necklace."

There are really only three characters seen in "The Necklace": M. Loisel, Mathilde Loisel, and Madame Forestier.In regards to this question, M. Loisel is unimportant. Madame Forestier is a rather...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2012 8:21 pm UTC

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The Necklace Rising Action

The first couple of paragraphs offer exposition on Madame Loisel. Exposition is the term for the background information offered by the narrator, typically at the beginning of a story, in order to...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2017 11:32 am UTC

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In "The Necklace," how does Loisel pay for the necklace replacement?

"The Necklace" is probably the most famous short story ever written in any language. It would be hard to think of a story that is better known and more frequently anthologized. Guy de Maupassant...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2013 7:40 pm UTC

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What does Madame Loisel do to replace the borrowed item?    

Madame Loisel, with money that her husband has saved, purchases a new dress to wear to a party. Once she has a new dress, she is unhappy because she doesn't have suitable jewelry to wear. At her...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2018 2:51 am UTC

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What is the relationship between Monsieur and Madame Loisel in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant?

Mathilde Loisel, the protagonist, in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant does not like her circumstances. Mathilde is a young, attractive woman who daydreams about living a stylish life. She...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2012 5:40 am UTC

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