How does The Necklace make you feel?
The mood is one of tension, stress, and grief. The main character works her whole life to pay for a necklace that she borrowed and lost. She keeps the truth from the person who owns the necklace, and when the necklace is finally paid for, she tells the truth.
What lesson does The Necklace teach us?
The moral lesson of the story, “the necklace” is that we shouldn’t live a materialistic life as it can make our life’s filled with sorrow and grief.
What is the realization in the story The Necklace?
The resolution of the story comes from the epiphany of the worth of the necklace; however, the reader also realizes the value of finding happiness with what a person has. Mathilde had everything but thought she had nothing. Furthermore, a more important lesson is that honesty is the best policy.
What is the conclusion of the story The Necklace?
The conclusion of “The Necklace” reveals the truth of the necklace to Mathilde Loisel. She and her husband have spent the last ten years sacrificing all comforts in order to repay the debt they incurred from replacing the necklace which Mathilde had lost.
Why The Necklace is a good story?
Maupassant wanted to use this story to illustrate how a person should be happy with what they have and to show us that we should not allow pride to get in the way of doing what is right. Mathilde saw her life as meager and poor because she was comparing it to the lives of the extremely wealthy.
What have you learned from Mathilde’s story?
Although Mathilde has learned to sacrifice and work hard, she is faced with the irony that she should have trusted life and the truth enough to be honest with her friend the night of the loss. Mathilde’s life, instead, has been based on keeping up appearances, an approach that has served her poorly.
What is the tone and mood of the story The Necklace?
The tone of the short story “The Necklace” is pessimistic and ironic.
What is the irony of The Necklace?
Perhaps the most bitter irony of “The Necklace” is that the arduous life that Mathilde must assume after losing the necklace makes her old life—the one she resented so fully—seem luxurious.