The Necklace: The Price for a Night of Happiness

The Price for a Night of Happiness

The irony being the center of attention can sometimes carry a high price, but at what cost? Mrs. Loisel's daily struggle need to impress others on a much higher scale of society is a prime example in this case. Her husband, Mr. Loisel's loving gesture of obtaining an invitation to a particular dinner that read "The Chancellor of Education and Mrs. George Ramponneau request that Mr. And Mrs. Loisel do them the honor of coming to dinner at the Ministry of Education on the evening of January 8" (Maupassant 201) does nothing more than add fuel to his wife's burning desires. Clearly not wanting to make an appearance for the fear of being embarrassed and ...

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his wife with a dress for a night that she would never forget. "All right, you've got four hundred francs, but make it a pretty dress." (Maupassant 201)
As Mrs. Loisel's day of reckoning drew near, she was distraught yet again. Noticing this her husband Mr. Loisel asked her what was wrong. Telling her husband of her fears of being seen as a beggar at the party without any jewelry prompts Mr. Loisel to suggest that she wear a corsage instead. Not good enough he seen by her actions and by the words she stated "No... there's nothing more humiliating than looking shabby in the company of women." (Maupassant 202) words he then suggested the ultimate thought, "God, but your being silly! Go to your friend Mrs. Forrestier, and ask her to lend you some jewelry. You know her well enough to do that." (Maupassant) Bursting with joy Mrs. Loisel rushes over to Mrs. Forrestier's to ask her to borrow some jewelry. She indeed agrees to the request by uttering these "Certainly. Look to your ...

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Added: 2/10/2013 01:04:01 PM
Submitted By: nascarrus2004
Category: English
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