The two stories, “The Gift of The Magi” written by O. Henry and “The Necklace” written by Guy de Maupassant are separate pieces of writing, but when one takes the time to read them side by side, they notice several connections between the plot, theme, and the characters of the two stories. However, there are not only similarities one can infer, but also differences that make each story it's own. These two stories compare and contrast as they both have…...
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The Necklace is an 1884 short story written by French writer, Guy de Maupassant. This story tells about a woman named Madame Mathilde Loisel who was born into a lower-middle-class family but always fantasizes about the wealthy life. As we know that Mme. Mathilde and her husband get an invitation to the Ministry of Education party, Mme. Mathilde feels upset rather than excited because she knows that she has nothing to wear to attend that party. They both make every…...
In The Diamond Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, Matilda one of the main characters is very frustrated with how her life is. She was born a very elegant woman but in here day and age women are not recognized on a social scale. Unfortunately she was born into a family of clerks, no way to become recognized for her true beauty. When old enough she married a petty clerk from the Board of Education. Throughout the story Matilda’s outlook on…...
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