Guy de Maupassant utilizes the third person limited narrative technique throughout his short story "The Necklace." Unlike the third person omniscient narrative, where the narrator shares the thoughts and feelings of each character in the story, the third person limited narrative knows the thoughts and feelings of a single character, while all other characters are presented externally. In the story, Maupassant only explores the thoughts and feelings of Mathilde Loisel, who desperately wishes to enjoy a life of luxury and resents marrying a lowly clerk. Mathilde Loisel's husband's thoughts and feelings are not described throughout the story, and the reader also knows nothing about Madame Forestier's thoughts or emotions. By using the third person limited narrative, Maupassant is able to create a surprise ending, and the reader does not expect that the necklace is an imitation. If the reader had access into Madame Forestier's mind, they would more than likely know that the necklace is an imitation. Overall, Guy de Maupassant utilizes third person limited narration throughout "The Necklace" by only accessing Mathilde Loisel's thoughts and feelings in order to create a surprise ending.