What do you think de Maupassant thinks of the “official world”? How does his attitude towards that world reinforce the story’s theme?
The "official world" in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant is represented by the fancy party to which Mr. Loisel invites his lovely wife. She is obsessed with upper-class society, longing above all else to become wealthy and a true participant in that world. Thus, she does everything in her power to play that part. Buying a new dress with her husband's personal savings and borrowing a necklace from her rich friend, Mrs. Loisel is ready to fit in. Her attendance at the party...
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