Materialism in de Maupassant's "The Necklace"
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This paper discusses the way in which Guy de Maupassant treats materialism in his short story, "The Necklace." This paper offers a characterization of the major female character who places value only on material objects.
From the Paper:"In his short story "The Necklace" Guy de Maupassant tells the story of a woman who borrows a diamond necklace for a party and loses it during the course of the night. As a result, she and her husband must live in poverty and spend the next ten years working to pay off the debts to replace the necklace. In his characterization of Mathilde, Loisel de Maupassant clearly argues against materialism as she is forced to pay for her petty superficial desires."
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Materialism in de Maupassant's "The Necklace" (2005, December 01) Retrieved January 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/materialism-in-de-maupassant-the-necklace-73872/
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