My Literary Analysis“The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant, is an excellent short story aboutdiscontentment. The story is about a woman, named Mathilide, who wanted things shecouldn’t have because she did not have the money to buy them. She was invited to aball, so she had to buy a “proper” dress. Then she also said she needed a necklace soshe went to her friend to borrow one. She borrowed an expensive diamond necklaceand went to the ball, but she lost it. She then had to buy a new identical one makingthem in debt and poor. Years later she finds out that the necklace she borrowed was afake and that they bought a real one. If she never had been discontent with what shehad she would have never borrowed the necklace and lost it. Conflict and SituationalIrony helped to convey Maupassant’s theme of “Being discontent can bring youproblems.”Conflict made the theme able to be represented throughout the short story. In the short
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