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Characters in fiction are often defined as being flat or complex In the short story The Necklace M Loisel is a complex character He undergoes significant changes throughout the story In the beginning he is a very positive person who wants to please his wife he then is a concerned person trying to protect his family name which then becomes hard working and depressed At the start of the story M Loisel is a happy man with a positive outlook on life He talks about how extraordinary a plain meal is This shows that he is content with his life and is happy with what he is provided with He also tells his wife that flowers will look as nice as jewelry It seems apparent that his main goal in life is to make his wife happy M Loisel fought to get an invitation to a special party because he thought that she would love to attend When she started to complain that she had nothing to wear he was in despair He then gave her the money that he had been saving to buy himself a gun so that she could buy herself a party dress He did everything that he could to make her happy After his wife lost a necklace that she had borrowed his personality changed He was worried about being at the ministry in the morning rather than looking for the necklace However once he finally realized that the necklace was truly lost he began to worry This was a change for him Up to this point the only thing that he worried about was his wifes happiness now he was worried about protecting his family name He did not want his family to be known as thieves He told his wife to tell her friend that the clasp on the necklace broke and they were having it repaired M Loisel then went to search for an identical necklace He
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