It was a treasure to him that was considered priceless in value due to the

It was a treasure to him that was considered

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beyond thankful to have the sentimental item, a bicycle, that he highly valued. It was a treasure to him that was considered priceless in value, due to the purpose that it served; it allowed him to make a living in order to support his family. We can therefore deduce that, value and treasure- like qualities can be determined by the sentimental and emotional attachment to an item or object, which allows individuals to hold close to that certain possession. A treasure in one’s eyes could stem from physical value. Physical value to a certain object could provoke a sense of attraction to many, whether it be based on financial worth or pure
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Preston 2 characteristics. A primary example of an item being valued and treasured due to appeal and physicality could be demonstrated through the story, “The Necklace”, by Guy de Maupassant. In this story, a middle class woman by the name of Mathilde Loisel longed for items that she believed would make her stand out from others. The story tells of how, “She had no proper wardrobe, no jewels, nothing. And those were the only things that she loved--she felt she was made for them”. (Maupassant 374) After paying a visit to a friend of higher class, she stumbled
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  • Spring '11
  • mrskane
  • The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant, Sasha Preston

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