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Transcript of The Necklace
Prezi Plot Project
Guy de Maupassant
Mathilde Loisel - The protagonist of the story. Mathilde has been blessed with physical beauty but not with the affluent lifestyle she yearns for, and she feels deeply discontented with her lot in life. When she prepares to attend a fancy party, she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend Madame Forestier, then loses the necklace and must work for ten years to pay off a replacement.
One day, Mathilde's husband brings home an invitation to a ball.
When the ball finished, Mathilde returned home. When Mathilde and her husband came home, they discovered that the necklace was missing.
Paris, France 1880
Dreams of a lifestyle far beyond her reach.
Mathilde Loisel, and Madame Forestier
The conflict is that Mathilde Loisel has to find a way to replace the necklace she had lost. She believed that the necklace is very valuable and can not figure out what she could do.
It is an external conflict. Human vs. Society
2. Rising Action
Mathilde is upset because she doesn't have a dress or a nice piece of jewelry to wear for the ball.
3. Rising Action
Her husband suggests that she borrows some jewelry from her rich friend. Which she does, borrowing a very expensive necklace.
Mathilde went to buy an identical necklace. It cost over 36 thousand francs. She and her husband spend 10 years paying for the money they loaned.
After 10 years, they paid off the debt. Mathilde runs into Madame Frontier and told her what had happened in the past. Madame tells Mathilde that the necklace was just an imitation.
The theme of the story is pride. We need to be proud of ourselves and what we have no matter if its just a little.
Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms.
August 5, 1850 - July 6, 1893
Figurative Language Examples
Two large tears ran slowly down from the corners of her eyes towards the corner of her mouth. (Imagery)
She was as unhappy as though she had married beneath her. (Simile)
Mean walls (Personification)