Englishessay - gives us is a sense of sympathy towards her In the first paragraph it tells us that Madame Loisel is one of those “ pretty

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Jacqueline Leung 10K How does Guy de Maupassant present the female characters in his Short Story “The Necklace”? In the essay, I am going to talk about how the author of the short story “The Necklace” presents the female characters in it. In the story, there are two female characters-Madame Loisel and Madame Forestier. The author uses a negative way to describe these two female characters. This story was set in the 19 th century France. At that time, women were powerless and they needed to rely on the men. When women had to get marry, they would only marry within their social class or even above their social class. The women from the middle and higher class wouldn’t work at all and they would rely on their fathers or husbands financially. In this story, the main female character Madame Loisel is from the lower middle class because her father needed to work, so that she got married with a junior clerk. From the first paragraph of the story, the first impressions of Madame Loisel that is
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Unformatted text preview: gives us is a sense of sympathy towards her. In the first paragraph, it tells us that Madame Loisel is one of those “ pretty, charming young women who have had the ill-fortune to be born into a wage-earning family. ” But it tells us that “ She had no dowry, no prospects, no opportunities of getting to know some rich and distinguished man who might have understood her, loved her and made her his wife. ” This gives us a sense of sympathy towards her due to her social status and how she is “wasted” and restricted by her class of marrying to a lower class man. In the first paragraph, the narrator uses “ She ” and “ her ” rather than using her name to describe Madame Loisel. This gives us the impression that Madame Loisel is not important at all and it also shows a lack of respect towards this female character....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course ENGLISH 112 taught by Professor Loughlin during the Spring '08 term at The University of British Columbia.

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