“The Necklace” EssayGuy De Maupassant’s story, “The Necklace”, is about a woman’s desire to live as upper class. It is about the rise and fall of class status. According to Donald Adamson, Maupassant used four different characteristics while writing “The Necklace”; class-rankings, a crisis, an external view of his characters, and extreme brevity; or shortness in time. More so, Douglas Bement analyzed Maupassant’s implications of greed and innocence. He also analyzed the theme that appearances are deceiving. Lastly, Donald Adamson, Douglas Bement, and Francis Steegmuller all focused on Maupassant’s problem of probability.First, Adamson described how Maupassant used different characteristics while writing “The Necklace.” Looking at Adamson’s overview, it is apparent that Maupassant made his character poor for a reason. Adamson believes that this is because Maupassant was poor for eight years. I agree with this because as we discussed in class, authors sometimes use biographical criticism in their stories, meaning they relate it to their own life. Adamson also states that Maupassant could relate to his character because he knew how it felt to keep up a fake appearance. Furthermore, Adamson describes how “The Necklace” focuses on a crisis, much like other stories Maupassant has written.