The Necklace

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The main character Mathilde Loisel in the short story, "The Necklace  has many character traits. Her character traits can be analyzed and conclusions can be drawn about her character. In Guy De Maupassant's short story "The Necklace  Mathilde is unhappy, selfish, and inconsiderate.

Mathilde's dreams of wealth and her fantasies make her unhappy. "She suffered constantly, feeling herself destined for all delicacies and luxuries  (page 5). Her dream life images of wealth are like her apartment because her apartment makes her unhappy. Details about her apartment show her unhappiness with her life. She dreams about life in a mansion with rooms being large, filled with expensive furniture and large drawing rooms draped in the most expensive silk. "She imagined large drawing rooms draped in the most expensive silk, with fine end tables on which were placed knickknacks of inestimable value  (page 5). She imagines having private rooms for big dinners and for intimate talks. With her dreaming about such a rich home, she feels unhappier with her apartment. She lives for her unre... Continue Reading