What would he do with it, inert and trembling wreck that he was? Mathilde aspires to martyrdom, but the end of the story denies Mathilde the martyr status she desperately wants. At the end of the story Mathilde bumps into the friend and tells her of the story with the necklace. We were soon out of the town, and the carriage turned into a garden, which had some pretensions to being a park, and stopped in front of a turretted house, which tried to pass for a château. He is on his way to meet his long-lost best friend Simon Radevin. But, I learned some valuable lessons from the story, some that are a little more specific to the late 19 th century, but others that I think could still be relevant today. How in the world could that little thin, fair girl, with her weak hands, her light, vacant eyes, and her clear, silly voice, who was exactly like a hundred thousand marriageable dolls, have picked up that intelligent, clever young fellow? Her change is not by choice, nor did she ever expect it to happen. She dreams many dreams of rich living and high society.
At one time he was my most intimate friend, the friend who knows one's thoughts, with whom one passes long, quiet, happy evenings, to whom one tells one's secret love affairs, and who seems to draw out those rare, ingenious, delicate thoughts born of that sympathy that gives a sense of. Mathilde and her husband have to borrow money from loan sharks to get enough together to replace the necklace. Through the story she reaches very high points and very low points in her life. She wants to take a higher social status, that is why her marriage with a low-paid clerk does not bring happiness to her. The writer doesn't like Simon 's families attitude towards the old man.
Of all the elements, the conflict is most essential. She borrows a be … autiful necklace from her friend, only to then lose it somewhere in the city as she's traveling to the event. It is about a woman who can not come to terms with her position in the middle class. Within the story she begins to transition from who she was at the beginning to who she will be at the end. The Prussians killed her son three weeks prior to her receiving this letter.
When arrived at Simon house,his friend see one person that is a old man , that is Simon father. Her husband, Monsieur Loisel, gave her everything he could spare to make her happy including the money he been saving up for himself. It is important in life to be practical and realistic. What he is unaware of is the toils and trouble that awaits him for bending over backwards for Mathilde. This story has situational Irony. The ultimate irony is that the necklace that Madame Loisele borrowed to prove that she was a member of high society proved to be as fake as her belief that she was a member of that high society. Mathilde and her husband have to borrow money from loan sharks to get enough together to replace the necklace.
Loisel has learned the hardships of the poor and worked hard enough to become a more robust woman without the beauty she possessed at the beginning of the story, she still occasionally thinks back to the night of the ball. Mathilde Loisel grew up in poverty and had no expectations in life. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant is translated from French to English by John Siscoe. His father always ask to add that food. He had one single wish left. She could have paid off a debt of five hundred francs in a few months, a year at most, not ten.
The husband goes through a dramatic change after the death of his wife, while slowing uncovering the truth about his marriage. Then she lost it and lied about it to cover up the loss and wound up paying for her false pride and dishonesty by spending years in poverty paying for a necklace that was practically worthless. Loisel learns the truth about the necklace after the ten years of hard labor allows Maupassant to make a point of how deception can lead to unnecessary pains in life. George was seized with pity for this saddening and ridiculous Tantalus. We must realize that it is important to live within one's means. The author means is there was nothing that the erderly can do in their life because they cannot do anything that they want to do like before. He is a treasure, that old man; he is the delight of the children.
The story was written in a time when there were very distinct social classes primarily determined by one's birth. There was nothing left for him to do in this life, nothing whatever. At last, however, they gave him his helping, a very small piece; and as he ate the first mouthful, he made a comical noise in his throat, and a movement with his neck as ducks do when they swallow too large a morsel, and when he had swallowed it, he began to stamp his feet, so as to get more. Next,Simon's friend eat together with the Simon's family. What would he do with it, inert and trembling wreck that he was? It also teaches us we should not pine after material possessions but realize we are lucky with what we have. I was to see my old friend, Simon Radevin, of whom I had lost sight for fifteen years. For years we had scarcely been separated; we had lived, traveled, thought and dreamt together; had liked the same things with the same liking, had admired the same books, comprehended the same works, shivered with the same sensations, and very often laughed at the same individuals, whom we understood completely, by merely exchanging a glance.
List of References Edgar Roberts: Writing Themes About Literature 7th ed. This attitude is not comfortable and not nice because we have to be kind towards the old person and respect them. Symbolism: Maupassant uses quite a bit of imagery and symbolism throughout the short tale, but perhaps the one that sticks out the most is of course the necklace itself. Summary 'A Family' begins with the main character, George, riding on a train. Then he began to cry; he cried and trembled more violently than ever, while all the children laughed. Simon have changes after 15 years and he has marriage and have five children,that is two girls and three boys.
The man goes into a depression after his wife, Madame Lantin, dies from pneumonia. Let's analyze this story and discuss the themes. As a result, his setting is not particularly vivid or detailed. Symbolism directs meaningful equation between a specific object, scene, character, or action and ideas, values, people, and the ways of life. She was no longer the light-haired, insipid girl I had seen in church fifteen years previously, but a stout lady in curls and , one of those ladies of uncertain age, without intellect, without any of those things that go to make a woman. Maupassant uses the setting to reflect the character and development of the main character, Mathilde Loisel. T … hen she lost it and lied about it to cover up the loss and wound up paying for her false pride and dishonesty by spending years in poverty paying for a necklace that was practically worthless.
A careful examination of Mathilde reveals a woman who is dreamer, unsatisfied, and Greedy. This is why I found it fascinating to write about. Maupassant develops his theme of the deception of appearance throughout the story with the use of irony, characterization, and symbolism. It was worth at most five hundred francs! She then discovers that the original necklace had been paste all along, practically worthless. She wanted other woman to envy her and was ready to do everything to get jewels and life punished her for this.