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Interpreting The NecklaceSometimes life is not always what you want it to be This is precisely what happens in the short story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant In this story the reader is introduced to Mathilde and her husband Mr Loisel who are invited to a fancy reception Mathilde feels as if she does not have a dress fancy enough or a necklace to attend the reception She borrows a necklace from a friend and her husband agrees to get her an expensive dress so she decides to attend Mathilde unintentionally loses the necklace and spends a fortune replacing it without her friend knowing Unfortunately she ends up having to waste her life paying for it when it was not necessary In the story The Necklace the author successfully employs several short story elements to convey the theme that you should learn to deal with the hand your dealtThe plot of this story is ordinary with a twisted ending due to the surprise we reveal During the exposition the reader learns that Mathilde looked down upon her life wishing to be rich One day her husband brought an invitation home for a fancy reception Mathilde refused to go As the action rises Mathilde decides to attend the reception since shes buying a new dress to show up in She also comes to the conclusion that she wants jewelry as well so she borrows a necklace from a friend Mme Forestier As we near the climax Mathilde shows up to the reception looking flawless only to realize she lost her friends necklace At the climax the reader experiences suspense Will the necklace be found if not then what Losing the necklace serves as part of the conflict As for the other half Mathilde experiences internal conflict with herself by trying to be someone she is not and ends up paying for it This story takes place in Paris France during the 1800s Through falling action
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