Effects of Envy in the Story, The Necklace

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Effects of Envy
She knew what her dreams were, and where she wanted to be. She knew that she did not want to live in her small little apartment. She dreamed of living in a great mansion, with great reception halls, and small scented rooms for conversing with friends. But all those dreams, those wonderful, wonderful dreams faded away when she married a clerk and knew she was never going to move up her status but, yet still tried. Guy de Maupassant wrote “The Necklace” to tell people of the fictional life of Mathilde Loisel. In the story “The Necklace” Mathilde Loisel is ungrateful, selfish, and ignorant. The first characteristic that Mathilde Loisel shows is her ungratefulness. She is very ungrateful, as she is acting as though she was of a higher class, then what she actually was. She tries to be a higher class, and fails almost always. Mathilde Loisel shows she is very ungrateful when her husband Monsieur Loisel, works so hard to get her tickets to go to the ball, that many clerks do not have an opportunity to grasp, because of their social status. The very first thing that Mathilde thinks of is the fact that she does not have a dress good enough to go to the ball. She doesn’t ever care how hard her husband worked [200]. When Mathilde goes to her friend’s house, Madame Forestiers, to pick out a necklace to wear to the ball she perused through the whole jewelry box until she finds the one she wants in that little box of dreams. In that little box of dreams laid a diamond necklace, she instantly knew she wanted that one [202]. Mathilde is very ungrateful throughout the whole story. The second trait Mathilde shows is selfishness. Mathilde Loisel is very selfish, while on the other hand her husband was very selfless, by trying to do everything for her. Even though most of the time it all blew up in his face because she did not even know he was doing anything for her. Most of the things he does go by unnoticed by Mathilde. Mathilde seems to obsess...
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