Symbolism In The Necklace And The Lottery

Symbolism In The Necklace And The Lottery

The necklace in ?The Necklace? symbolizes several things, one of which is materialism. By picking a possession as the title of the story, Maupassant?s intent is to point out that materialism is the main focal point of the story. This is because the necklace is representative of the riches and expensive possessions Mme. Loisel so desperately wants. She doesn?t have the money for nice jewelry so she has to borrow some from her friend. When she borrowed the necklace it was very glamorous. Mme. Loisel mysteriously loses the necklace and she and her husband go into debt trying to replace it. You learn that material possessions aren?t nearly as important compared to the value of a good time. Mme. Loisel attended a black tie dinner and wore the necklace she had borrowed. At that time she thought the necklace was made of diamonds and she felt like a princess. She has no idea that the necklace is actually made of clay. Mathilde eventually discovers that, as fate would have it, the necklace was worthless. She has spent ten years trying to replace the necklace when it actuality it really wasn?t worth anything. Fate interacts with the characters every time the

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