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The necklace. By: Guy de Maupassant. Main Characters. Mathilde is a poor, charming women who is discontent with her life. M. Louisel is a clerk and is married to Mathilde . Mme. Forestier is a friend of Mathilde . Setting. The setting for the story is Paris, France.

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the necklace

The necklace

By: Guy de Maupassant

main characters
Main Characters
  • Mathilde is a poor, charming women who is discontent with her life.
  • M. Louisel is a clerk and is married to Mathilde.
  • Mme. Forestier is a friend of Mathilde.
  • The setting for the story is Paris, France.
  • The time is the second half of the 19th century.
  • Seine River, at the ball, in their house
the plot
The Plot
  • Mathilde gets a necklace from Mme.Forestier for a ball she was going to attend.
  • Mathilde loses the necklace.
  • Mathilde works for ten years to buy a


  • Mme.Forestier tells her that it was a

fake necklace, and it only cost 500 francs,

not 40,000.

  • Man vs. Man:
  • The Loisels work 10 years to make money to pay their debts.
  • Man vs. Self:
  • Mathilde wishes she had more money.
  • Man vs. Nature: Nature makes

Mathilde look older than she is.

  • The theme is “One shouldn’t keep their problems to themselves.”
  • Examples are:
  • “Two large tears slowly rolled from the corners of her eyes…” –page 29
  • “We’ll have to write your friend…” –page 32
  • “Mme. Forestier stopped short…” –page 34
point of view
Point of View
  • The story is written in third person point of view of the author.

Guy de Maupassant

  • Mithilde is nervous when she loses the necklace.
  • Mithilde is happy when she gets the necklace.
  • Mathilde is sad when she did not have a dress to wear.
figurative language plot devices
Figurative Language/Plot Devices
  • Simile- “Clad like a peasant woman.” pg. 33
  • Irony- “Oh my poor Mathilde. But mine was only paste.” pg.34
  • Exposition- First eight paragraphs of the story.

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our opinion
Our Opinion
  • The author is cruel to his characters
  • A somewhat depressing story
  • The story had good principles
  • The plot was dull
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