However, one could also argue that he would do anything to protect his wife. She is horrified to realize that Mathilde has wasted her life trying to pay for a replacement necklace, when the original necklace had actually been worth nothing. At the end of the day, we still do think M. She doesn't even have anything to do, since the maid takes care of the housework. Forestier is unaware of everything until the end of the story, it is her action that sets it all in motion. Every story has characters, and all characters have traits that define who they are and help them with their role in the story.
Monsieur Loisel is a clerk at the Ministry of Education, having no wealth or status. One such minor character is Madame Mme Forestier from Guy de Maupassant's short story ''The Necklace. The story demonstrates the value of honesty; if Mathilde had been honest to Madame Forestier, she'd likely have been able to easily replace the necklace and enjoy the prosperity she wanted but never had. Even though they are not rich, theyhave a comfortable life, but Madame Lo … isel is not appreciative ofit. She never shows appreciation for what she has, including a hard-working husband who tries his best to make her happy.
It shows the reader that Mme. But her greed's not the end of the story. Madame Loisel looked old now. Loisel finally decides to tell her friend about what happened with the necklace, simply out of pride of what she had accomplished. It doesn't sound like she just wants it because she's money-obsessed. Natural delicacy, instinctive elegance and a quick wit determine their place in society, and make the daughters of commoners the equals of the very finest ladies.
She suffered endlessly, feeling she was entitled to all the delicacies and luxuries of life. Tell them what they wanted to hear? Her hands trembled as she took it. While they have many things in common, one character experiences death, while the other character experienced a life lesson. It does seem like at some level her complete and total unhappiness has got to be self-induced. It all forms part of one big glamorous, fairy-tale world, the world about which Mathilde fantasizes.
Only I have no dress and so I can't go to this party. Class is shown as an important part in this story as well. Also she couldn't have all the beautiful dresses or jewels l … ike the high class. Monsieur Loisel alone 'went about raising the money. This helps justify the great lengths that Mathilde and Monsieur Loisel have gone through to replace it. And he at least knows her well enough to know that the invitation to his boss's fancy party will be important to her. The latter is unhappy as hse finds life to be inadequate and empty of the luxuries she deserves.
When she is invited to a fancy party, she borrows a necklace from her wealthy friend Madame Forestier because she refuses to go to the party without expensive jewels and a beautiful gown. I would almost rather not go to the party. Madame Forestier lends Mathilde the necklace for the party; eventually, we discover that the necklace contained fake diamonds. The glamorous life has a certain kind of magical allure to it. Loisel's pride in herself is seen throughout the story. She constantly longed to belong to the higher societal classes, and she daydreamed about lavish parties and expensive adornments.
They dismissed their maid; they changed their lodgings; they rented a garret under the roof. Think about what it means to be a middle-class woman in 19th century France. Her husband returned at about seven o'clock. She convinced her modest husband to buy her a nice dress for a formal party and borrowed what she believed to be an expensive necklace from a friend. Lesson Summary 'The Necklace,' by Guy de Maupassant, reveals what greed and love can do when mixed.
While Monsieur Loisel is a selfless man that wants nothing more than his wife to be happy, it's clear his desire for a content life does not match his wife's vision. That suggests he himself might not understand just how different things are for women and men at least during the 19th century. She dreamed of silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestries, lit from above by torches in bronze holders, while two tall footmen in knee-length breeches napped in huge armchairs, sleepy from the stove's oppressive warmth. She portrays several different types of lifestyles throughout the short… For many, the mundanity of real life is disappointing. On the other hand, M. She left at about four o'clock in the morning. The prized necklace Loisel had borrowed vanishes from her neck during the night.
Writing Themes About Literature 7th ed. She did not like the way her house looked, she did not like the food they had. She refuses to try to be content with what she does have. Loisel is a good guy. Mathilde the Desperate Housewife We know Mathilde can be a hard character to like. These types of dreams contribute to the decision of her borrowing the diamond necklace to achieve the happiness she seeks.