The Necklace Lesson Plans
by Guy de Maupassant

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  • The Necklace Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Character Revealed Through Irony In "The Necklace": This lesson plan focuses on Maupassant’s use of irony in developing characters in “The Necklace.” Students will identify and explain examples of dramatic irony and situational irony in the text and analyze what they reveal about Mathilde, M. Loisel, and Jeanne Forestier. By...

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  • The Necklace eNotes Reading Response Prompts

    After Mathilde has a new gown to wear to the ball, she is still unhappy. Why? What does her continuing unhappiness indicate about her? When Mathilde’s husband suggests she wear fresh flowers to the ball in place of jewels, Mathilde replies, “No, there’s nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women...

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  • The Necklace Metaphor Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing metaphors. Metaphors express images, emotions, actions, experiences, and nuances through direct and indirect comparisons, allowing readers to access deeper levels of meaning in the text. In this activity, students will classify and analyze different kinds of metaphors in order...

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