Identify the irony and symbols in the story

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Identify the irony and symbols in the story. After identifying them, explain why each is an example of irony or is symbolic in the story. Explain your response, using passages from the story. Include the page number for each example in parenthesis (after the quotation/paraphrase). Irony The Necklace, itself, is a situational irony in that Mme. Loisel lost what she had because she was not happy with it. She was so desperate to get into a higher social class that she sacrifices one night of excitement and being noticed by the rich and ends up spending her whole life eve more unhappy and poor than she started out with. Mme. Loisel was so caught up in what she did not have, she could not enjoy what she did have and her obsession with appearances cost her not only money, but years of her life. The irony evolves through Mme. Loisel’s character. Mme. Loisel reflects this irony through her daydreaming (“herself destined for all delicacies and luxuries” and “large silent anterooms, expensive silks and of
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at HCCS.

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