51 pages 1 hour read

Guy de Maupassant

The Necklace

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1884

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Essay Topics


Compare and contrast the characters of Loisel and Mathilde. How can such different personalities form a seemingly successful marriage?


How does the story’s setting relate to the theme of wealth and the French economic and social hierarchy?


How does Mathilde’s character change over the course of the story? Is this change permanent or temporary?