Поиск

Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
везде
только в названии
только в тексте
Выводить:
описание
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
The origins of the secret society known as the Mafia are believed to be as old as the 9th century. During that period the island of Sicily was occupie...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
How would you like it if you were used in an experiment to see if the mascara your girlfreind used was safe? And then when they were done with you, th...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Eric’s mother, Ida Mabel Blair, the daughter of a French tradesman, was about eighteen years younger than her husband Richard Blair was. Eric had an e...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Marie Winn claims that television over the years have effected many American family life. Since television is everyday ritual, many American tend to s...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

The Necklace Essay, Research Paper

I believe that Mathilde is materialistic and selfish. She took away happiness both from herself and her husband because “she burned with the desire to please, to be envied, to be attractive and sought after.” This desire led to her downfall and her husband;s misery. I am in no way able to show compassion for this lady.

The story starts out leading us to believe that Mathilde is a simple person without a lot of luxuries in her life. At this point I felt some pity for Mathilde. I thought that she was vasically a poor lady in an unhappy state of mind. But at the same time it was hard to feel sorry for her because she couldn’t accept happiness in her life due to the fact that she was always focusing on what she didn’t have. She was unable to recognize the good things her life had to offer until she no longer had them. Had she just been content with what she did have, this entire conflict could have been avoided. The grass isn’t alwaus greener on the other side.

When her husband came home with the dinner invitation is when I changed my perception of Mathilde. I wasn’t too pleased with her in the beginning of the story but now was when I started to hate her. She had it pretty good. She had a husband that loved her and was willing to do anything to please her. Even if it meant giving up something he had been saving up for, a shotgun, just so she could feel like Cinderella for one night and get a dress that suited her needs. She was unable to stop at a dress though: she needed to have jewelry. It could’t be just any jewelry either, it had to be a diamond necklace.

Mathilde was a success at the party, she was noticed and sought by all. She found happiness in vanity until she arrived at home and discovered the necklace was gone. Unable to find it when they retraced their steps, they were forced to replace the jewels instead of telling their friend the truth. For the next ten years Mathilde discovered the “horrible life of the needy.” She was forced to get rid of her maid, rent an atiic apartment, dress in cheap dresses, and fend for herself. Only then did she realize how good her life really had been.

So ten years later she sees her friend, whom she borrowed the necklace from and decides to tell her the truth. It was then that I had to laugh. The necklace was a fake! It serves her right. Had she just sat back and realized that life is what you make of it, not what it makes of you, all this could have been avoided. Mathilde was so caught up in status and vanity that she created her own downfall. The only person I am left to feel sorry for in this story is her husband for not standing up for himself and telling her no.


Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. The Necklace Essay Research Paper Looks Can

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Necklace Essay, Research Paper Looks Can be ... that s just what the necklace did. The necklace represented everything Mme Loisel ... and was the center of attention. Everyone believed she was ... have believed that Mrs. Forestier had costume jewelry, she too ...
  2. The Necklace Essay Research Paper When I

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Necklace Essay, Research Paper When I first read “The Necklace” I hated it, and hated the author for writing ... puts it in a more believable Third Republic setting, and, by ... I earlier compared “The Necklace” with “Cinderella,” but the story reminds me more ...
  3. The Aztecs Essay Research Paper When the

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The Aztecs Essay, Research Paper When the Spaniards under Hernan Cortez gazed upon the Aztec capital of ... the war-god. A statue shows her with twin rattlesnake heads and a necklace ... , or partaking in them, the Aztecs believed that they were honoring them ...
  4. Gift Of Magi And Necklace Essay Research

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... And Necklace Essay, Research Paper Rob Reynolds In the short stories “The Gift of the Magi”, and “The Necklace ... to learn in life. I believe these two stories are very alike and ...
  5. The New Kingdom Essay Research Paper Egypt

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    The New Kingdom Essay, Research Paper Egypt: The New Kingdom I was always fascinated with the Egyptians and ... jewelry such as earrings and necklaces. In their jewelry they put ... of these natural forces. The Egyptians believed that the sun god Re would ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0024421215057373