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Jealousy and envy are among the greatest of sins and have been the down fall of many Maupassants The Necklace is the story of a woman who is overcome with jealousy and envy Mathilde Loisel feels she has been cheated by life from all of the wonderful things it has to offer The reader learns how these qualities in Mme Loisel come back to haunt her for many years as the story unfolds with an ironic ending Mathilde Loisel as the main character of the story is truly believable She is described as one of those pretty and charming girls who are sometimes born into a family of clerks900 The author describes how she suffers from her lifestyle of being middle-class There is a stereotypical rich man poor man quality as Mme Loisel longs for the material things that her old schoolmate Mme Forester has The physical appearance of the characters as well as their actions thought and emotions are very detailed throughout the story The main characters life as well as her husbands takes a dramatic turn and the author describes the physical and emotional changes in great detail The storys title does not signify the theme however the theme of the story is reiterated throughout the story She had no dresses no jewels nothing And she loved nothing but that she felt made for that She would so have liked to please to be envied to be charming to be sought after900 Mme Loisel was envious of her friend and anyone else who had more than what she had She felt that she deserved these things The plot grows completely out of the personalities of the characters As the story opens Mme Loisels husband comes home with an invitation to a ball at the palace He had hoped that this invitation would lift Mme Loisels spirits but it had an opposite effect She insisted that she could not go because she had
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