How singular is life, and how full of changes! After ten years, they are finally able to pay off all of their debts. He hopes that Mathilde will be thrilled with the chance to attend an event of this sort, but she is instantly angry and begins to cry. After a week, Monsieur Loisel says they have to see about replacing it. Over the course of his short life he died before his 43rd birthday he wrote six novels and almost 300 short stories, the majority of which were written between 1880 and 1890. At the party, Mathilde is the most beautiful woman in attendance, and everyone notices her. But once back at home, Mathilde makes a horrifying discovery: the diamond necklace is gone.
She is not as materialistically driven as Mme Loisel. At the beginning of the story, we meet Mathilde Loisel, a middle-class girl who desperately wishes she were wealthy. She originally chose the necklace because she believed that it was made of diamonds. Forestier, who's miffed that she didn't return her necklace sooner. Forestier, a rich woman who can probably lend her something.
Sitting at home, a hardened, old woman, Madame Loisel thinks back on how her life might have been, had she not lost the necklace. This is not enough to alert the reader to the eventual irony, but it points to the couple's inability to tell the two necklaces apart precisely because they were not accustomed to lavish jewelry. Forestier does not open the box, and does not see the substitution. This, alongside the fact that one of the guests at the dinner openly questions the truthfulness of the narrative, encourages the reader to approach this story with some skepticism. As is often the case with this device, the technique ensures that the reader remains aware of the fact that the main narrative is a story that is being told. The work of Realist writers is generally seen as a reaction to the idealism of the Romantic period.
The twist ending also exposes the deceptiveness of appearances and the dangers of attributing too much power to material possessions, since their value may be illusory. Her husband, meanwhile, has also been having a great time: he's been off dozing in a corner since midnight. She and her husband catch a cab and head home. That her life will improve. He acts selflessly in order to allow Mme Loisel feel comfortable before going to the ball.
Years later, he learns that the minor irritations that always bothered him about his wife were a signal that she had a big secret. She is intoxicated by the attention and has an overwhelming sense of self-satisfaction. After years of hard work and poverty, Mathilde's beauty fades. Loisel spends much of her time imagining what life would be like if she were wealthy. So just who, you ask, is this guy, Guy, with the hard-to-pronounce French name? It wasn't too long before the U. No longer is she as discontent even though she has spent ten years paying back the money for the necklace. He also borrows the thirty six thousand francs need to replace the necklace which suggests not only that Monsieur Loisel is making another sacrifice but he is also again acting selflessly.
If anything there is a sense that Mme Loisel is insecure in the life that she lives and can only see herself happy should she have material possessions. GradeSaver, 29 October 2016 Web. She confesses that the reason for her behavior is her lack of jewels. But unfortunately, neither of them has the cab number. Without a dowry or a point of entry into high society, she is unable to find a wealthy husband, and so she marries M. It tells the story of a young woman who is dissatisfied with her dreary existence and dull husband, and believes that she was made for greater things.
One day, while taking a walk, Mme. At no stage does she consider herself to be fortunate in any way. She doesn't have anything nice to wear, and can't possibly go! Now that all the debts are paid off, Mathilde decides she wants to finally tell Mme. She turns to her wealthy friend, Madame Forestier, who allows her to borrow a diamond necklace. That night he enjoys the theater for the first time. For the next 10 years, the Loisels live in poverty.
Mathilde suddenly dashes outside to avoid being seen in her shabby coat. Loisel is not presented as a particularly likeable or sympathetic character. Loisel becomes even more distressed by the prospect of the party because she feels she does not own the clothing and jewelry necessary to attend properly. Their host, who has never hunted himself, tells of a time when his ancestors, Jean and Francois d'Arville set off after a wolf that was terrorizing the town. Loisel has Mathilde write to Mme. Loisel suggests she wear flowers, but Mathilde will have none of that.
Lantin, the chief clerk for the office of the Minister of Interior, meets the girl of his dreams and marries her. The Jewelry is a short story written by Guy de Maupassant that explores notions of how well we really know each other. Mme Loisel also makes a sacrifice by selling her house and moving to smaller accommodation and finding menial work to do in order to repay the debt incurred by borrowing the money for the new necklace. Something that only appears to dawn on Mme Loisel after she and Monsieur Loisel have successfully paid off their debt for the necklace. Maupassant is the father of the French short story. As a result, the brothers resolve to find and kill the beast.
. It's the only thing she wants! The couple places a notice with the police department and, at the suggestion of her husband, Madame Loisel writes a note to her friend saying the clasp of the necklace has broken and they are having it repaired. Loisel has gone to a lot of trouble to get the invitation, but Mathilde's first reaction is to throw a fit. Which may be the point that de Maupassant is attempting to make. Loisel thinks to himself that he had wanted to save that money to buy a new gun, a manly pursuit that he could have used to bond with male friends and relax from his busy work schedule. And can't we all relate in some way to Mathilde's desire to live a more exciting, glamorous life, even if we can only do it in daydreams? When Mathilde returns the necklace, in its case, to Madame Forestier, Madame Forestier is annoyed at how long it has taken to get it back but does not open the case to inspect it.