Elements of Symbolism through Diamond Necklace The author cleverly represents a lot of elements through the. Madame Forestier does not tell her up front that the necklace is costume jewelry, perhaps because she, too, wants to give the illusion of being wealthier than she actually is. Additionally, the fact that Madame Forestier has a necklace made of costume jewels proposes the idea that even the wealthiest people pretend to have more wealth than they actually have. As it is universally known, appearances can be deceiving. She strongly believes that she ought to be living a better and more expensive life. Focuses on key elements such as plot structure, imagery, character development, etc.
Because the husband cannot afford to buy her a necklace at that moment, he suggests that she borrows it from her rich friend which she agrees. Instead, Mathilde continues to hold onto the appearance of beauty instead of the reality that beauty itself carries. Loisel also attempt to escape from her real life, but her actions ultimately lead to disaster. Guy de Maupassant was born to a wealthy family in Tourville-sur-Arques, France, in 1850. Without them, she feels she is not desirable. It was written by a famous writer named Guy De Maupassant.
The Loisels began to live a life of crippling poverty. As the day of the party approaches, Mathilde starts to behave oddly. After all, the necklace is the reason why Mathilde's life went into extreme poverty and unhappiness. On the surface level, the story seems to be just a tale of a woman who loses her necklace which she borrows from her friend and ultimately suffers a lot for it. The one who narrates the story has connection with each and every character in the story which is told in retrospect. In his later years Maupassant began to suffer from extreme paranoia and other health complications, probably due to the syphilis that he had contracted in youth.
Plus the story's just five pages. Maupassant and the American Short Story: the Influence of Form at the Turn of the Century. The author never directly associates the particular necklace as the theme, but rather, the subject and topic of the story which reveals the theme. Moreover, she only says that she deserves to have all the things she spends a lot of time dreaming of but ironically, she does nothing to get them. Mathilde Loisel grew up in poverty and had no expectations in life. With reference to the cultural aspects of the story, the author portrays a society that cherishes jewelry as part of their attire in order to enhance their elegance especially when attending important functions.
They walk for a while before hailing a cab. When they realize that the necklace is lost forever, they settle for another option which is replacing the necklace with another that looks exactly like the one they lost. For Madame Loisel, work is something to be disdained. As a poet, he made his debut in Des Vers during 1880. She played her part, however, with sudden heroism. Mathilde is completely out of touch with reality and lives a life full of fantasy. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral centers on the main character, Archbishop Thomas Beckett.
Mathilde's husband is considered a middle class clerk in the Ministry of Education and seems to be perfectly happy with his average lifestyle. Rues de Martyrs, the drab carriage,. Monsieur Loisel is not without fault himself. People today believe that inanimate objects make them more presentable or they see it as a confidence builder. Mathilde and her husband Loisel may not deserve the kind of life that they find themselves in were it not for her greed and envy.
Terrified, she sits and waits for him. People may pay a terrible price for greed Mme. He had a similar distaste for the Eiffel Tower and was one of the few dozen Parisians who wrote a letter of protest against its construction. It shows the vainness in gathering materialistic things or living within a materialistic environment. Another example of irony in the story is when Madame found out that the necklace was paste.
Maupassant demonstrated an early interest in literature as a high school student in Rouen, where he began writing poetry and acted in several plays. She is very sad because she does not have a new and expensive dress to wear to the occasion. But Mathilde's beauty has faded from a decade of hardship. The people living in the upper strata of the society also determine what is an excepted behavior in a society. Unsurprisingly, he is considered to be the one of the fathers of the modern short story. She makes it seem as though it was real in order to make her place in society better.
Unsurprisingly, he is considered to be the one of the fathers of the modern short story. This moment shows that her wealth and class are an illusion, and other people can be and are easily deceived by it. It is through Matilde that Maupassant develops the story's irony. She ends up losing everything because of just a night of pleasure. The 19th century France is known for its class system where aristocracy held about 33% of the national income even at the advent of increased wages and improved standard of living of average people. We learn the necklace that Madame Loisel borrowed from her wealthy friend is worth only 500 francs, not 36,000. Mathilde feels the burden of her poverty intensely.