'the Necklace" Response

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English 10 per. 6
10/9/2012
"The Necklace" Response

All you hear now a days is "I want, I want, I want". Guy De Maupassant wanted people to recognize this, so he wrote "The Necklace". in "The Necklace", the author shows us to be thankful for what you have by using irony. Mme Loisel has it all, except for money. She refuses to see that she has a good life. When Mme Loisel finally does get a fancy necklace, she loses it and has to pay it off for the rest of her life. Making it miserable.

In this story, Mme Loisel has stunning looks, great charm, and an extremely loving and caring husband. She does not pay any attention to that at all though. All she wants are jewels, nice clothes, a nice house, and loads of money. Her husband (who loves her very much) realized this, and got them invited to the most prestigious party in town. Yet her reply was to weep and say she has nothing to wear, and that she will not attend. "Nothing. Only I have no dress and I consequently cannot go to this affair" (Maupassant). In this quote she sits there moping that she cannot go to something simply wonderful, all because she does not have the proper dress that she wants.

Later on in the story, Mme Loisel has the time of her life at the party. She dances, she socializes, she even gained all of the attention from the men attending. She finally had everything she had ever wanted. But then, the best night turned into a disaster. "Suddenly she uttered a cry. Her necklace was not around her neck" (Maupassant). This is a very ironic twist in the story. She wants to have a very sparkly, flashy necklace, and she ends up getting it. But then by the end of the story, she lost it and spent the rest of her life trying to pay it off. That makes her even more poor than she was before.

In "The Necklace", the author shows us to be thankful for what you have by using irony. Having what you want will not always make you happy in the end. You should always be happy with what you have and who...
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