The Necklace

The Necklace is a short story by Guy de Maupassant. It is about a covetous lady, who caused hardships for her husband by always wanting more. In this category you can find questions about the moral of this short story, its characters and its theme.

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Why did Mathilde lie about losing the necklace?

She lied because she didn't want her friend to find out that she lost the necklace because she thought that it was real, but in the end her friend finds out and tells her that it was fake.

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What was guy de maupassant famous for?

Father of the modern short story was his greatest title

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What are the necklace keychains called?

Lanyards

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Who makes the necklace Marty wears in hellcats?

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What is the diction of the story the necklace?

the diction refers to the specific word choice used in The Necklace, that helps emphasis the authors meaning

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What does restring mean?

To thread (beads) on a new necklace; To fit with new lacing (as a tennis racket).

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Irony in the necklace?

In an effort to look beautiful and wealthy for one night Mathilde borrowed a diamond necklace and subsequently lost it. Mathilde wasted her life working to pay off the debts acquired from buying another diamond necklace to replace it. Ten years later, when she finally paid off everything, she told her friend the truth, and her friend told her that the original necklace was a fake and did not cost that much. In an effort to live the good life, she ended up living a hard life.

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What was Mme loisel's greatest character flaw?

hi peeps :) :)

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What is the resolution of the conflict in the necklace?

ok, the resolution of the conflict was how mr, louisel bought another necklace that was real and cost 36,000 frances but the necklace was only a costume necklace lmaooo shee retarded

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What does Mathilde's husband do to try to make her happy?

He gets an invitation to a ball.

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What is the conflict in Guy de Maupassant's short story 'The Necklace'?

I guess the conflict could be seen as man vs self - Mathilde allows vanity, selfish pride and envy to cause her downfall. She makes one poor decision after another all in an attempt to appear to be something she is not. She foolishly spends 400 francs on an elegant gown to wear to a ball and borrows a necklace from a wealthy friend because she cannot bear to be seen in the company of wealthy women and appear to be "beneath" them in class.

She wants to appear to be of the upper, wealthy class, though she belongs to the middle class. She is so preoccupied with her appearance and her wishes and dreams to be like the women of higher society that she spends her husband's savings on a gown and borrows what she believes to be a diamond necklace of great value - and she is a great success at the ball. She is sought after and admired and she has a wonderful evening. Then, in her haste to leave the ball and not be seen in her inexpensive wraps (in sharp contrast to the ball gown and necklace she is wearing - and to the furs the other women are putting on as they prepare to leave) she loses the necklace.

She and her husband decide not to tell Mme Forestier (the friend from whom she borrowed the necklace). Instead, they use all the money they have and borrow even more to purchase a replacement. This drastically alters the course of their lives and it takes them 10 years to pay off their debt. In the end, she assumes the responsibility for what she has done and submits herself to poverty to pay for the necklace. She becomes part of the lower class.

Once the debt has been settled, she says she is glad. However, Mathilde Loisel still dreams about the night she went to the ball and remembers how admired she was. So, whether or not she has truly learned her lesson about envy and appearances, we can only guess.

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Describe mr loisel's character in story necklace?

He is a very forgiving person, and he clearly loves his wife very much for buying her so many things

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Why does Mathilde borrows a necklace from Mme Forestier?

A. She does not have fine jewelry

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Why did mathilde loisel suffer in the story they diamond necklace?

because she lost the necklace.

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Is there a Summary of the poem Casey at the Bat?

i hate that poem and i think i know what your talking about. here.. team is down. 9th inning. bases loaded team is almost to victory if they can score a homerun. 2 kids come to bat. both out. casey comes up. everyone is glad + expect him to win the game casey acts cocky lik the little kid he is misses the first two balls on purpose third ball is thrown casey strikes out i thought that kid deserved it "The umpire makes a decision that Casey doesn't like, and an argument follows, during which Casey deftly trips him up, and continues the argument on the ground. The other players run from the bench and join in the rumpus. The fielders come running in and the pile on the home plate looks like a foot ball scrimmage. A solemn warning to all rotten umpires." Written by Edison Catalog

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The theme of The Necklace centers on?

knowing what is valuable.

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Madame Loisel's feeling at the ball was one of?

ingenuity

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What is the highest point of the poem Casey at The Bat?

The highes point in the poem is when Casey in on his last pitch and strikes out.

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Necklaces (jewelry)

What does 24kGP means on a necklace?

Gold plated

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What does Mathilde want most?

She wants to have money and for people to admire her.

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A short summary for the Necklace?

Basically in "The Necklace" a woman decides to borrow one of her friends diamond necklace for a party. After leaving the party, she checks to see if the necklace is still around her neck. It's gone. So instead of telling her friend whom she borrowed the necklace from that she lost it, she spent years trying to scrape up the money to pay for a new real diamond necklace.. After finally replacing it to the owner, the woman lets her know that it was not even real.

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What was the comment in the short story the necklace?

it was cliff hanging

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What are the lessons learnt in the story the necklace?

That one should not be greedy enough and should learn to live within their own means and be happy with what they have.

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Gold and Precious Metals
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How much is an 18 karat gold necklace worth?

That depends on the design (was it made by a famous jewelry designer?), weight (how much gold is there), and condition of the necklace.

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What changes has Lysandra in Lysandra's poem story?

She does not change.

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