Was Mrs. Loisel a Good Wife

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Was Mrs. L a good wife? The best way to know someone’s true moral character is to see how they react in grim situations. In the story The Necklace translated by Edgar V. Roberts, one of the main characters Mrs. Loisel is portrayed as a beautiful woman who is fit to be in the company of aristocrats and upper class women but instead was married to a minor clerk. Mrs. Loisel was unable to purchase any of the lavish furniture, jewelry or food she often dreamed about, which made her unhappy. Despite her vain and ungrateful demeanor, Mrs. Loisel proved to be a faithful wife to Mr. Loisel. Throughout the story Mrs. Loisel proves her loyalty several times to Mr. Loisel. First, the author made it clear that she wanted more out of life and felt out of place as a middle class house wife. Though, despite her discrepancies the author made no indication of Mrs. Loisel ever wanting to leave her husband to pursue the life she craved. This shows that she loved her husband and she could actually tolerate the life she complained about. Also when her husband told Mrs. Loisel to lie to Mrs. Forrestier for more time to find the necklace she did it without question. This proves that she is obedient and has faith in her husband. Finally, after replacing the necklace and having to leave the life she had behind to work hard to pay off her loans, she stayed with her husband until the end. This proves her loyalty, pride, and commitment not only to her husband but as a woman as well. After all was said and done, Mrs. Loisel had more than proven to be a faithful wife to Mr. Loisel throughout the story. Just as Mrs. Loisel’s life changed after she lost the necklace, my life also changed after one incident. I grew up on the little Caribbean Island called St. Kitts. I would often visit my family here in New York and the only reason I haven’t moved here was because my mom was home taking care of my elderly grandmother. After her sudden death her 2006 my mother had no reason to stay in the

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