He was the first son of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, both from prosperous bourgeois families. His mother urged his father when they married in to obtain the right to use the particule or form "de Maupassant" instead of "Maupassant" as his family name, in order to indicate noble birth. After the separation, Laure Le Poittevin kept her two sons.
Firstly, her dissatisfaction at her humdrum, middle-class life leads her to borrow what turns out to be a fake necklace. Mathilde believes that she's entitled to better things and that what she thinks is an expensive necklace is just the thing to express her exalted self-image.
For Mathilde, it doesn't matter what you are; it's what people think you are that counts. Madame Loisel drives the plot in two very important ways.
She's so shallow, so incredibly vain and superficial, that she's convinced that wearing expensive jewelry will be enough to make people think highly of her.
A second way in which Mathilde's character drives the plot is through her lack of real class. Despite what Mathilde might think about herself, she isn't really the displaced aristocrat she'd have us believe.
For all her airs and graces, Mathilde doesn't know the difference between fake jewelry and the real thing.
This means that she and her husband end up getting into serious debt trying to buy a replacement for a lost necklace that's actually worthless.
As a result, the Loisels are plunged into a life of poverty. Now they occupy a position far lower down the social scale than they previously enjoyed.
Not only that, but they're further away than ever from the social elite to which Mathilde has always felt she instinctively belongs.Looking at Guy De Maupassant’s piece “The Necklace”, we see a very clear development of the main character Mathilde.
In the story, we see a change in her attitude about life.
This change come about when she has to learn one of life’s little lessons the hard way. Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, at the château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe in the Seine-Inférieure (now Seine-Maritime) department.
He was the first son of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant, both from prosperous bourgeois families. As I worked on my pervious paper, I questioned myself if there was a literary term and if there was which one over powered the story - The Irony In "The Necklace", by Guy De Maupassant introduction.
As I began research for this essay and typed in “The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant” in the. Full online text of The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. Other short stories by Guy de Maupassant also available along with many others by classic and contemporary authors.
She tore open the paper and drew out a card, on which was printed the words. by Guy de Maupassant The Necklace () is a famous short story and morality tale that is widely read in classrooms throughout the world. Get more out of the story with our The Necklace Study Guide. Like the cut-glass gems in the necklace for which the story "The Necklace" is named, Madame Loisel’s life is a fraud.
She places no value on her humble existence, her husband, her station in life, and instead only finds contentment in dreams of glamor and refinement.