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A World Of Ego Essay

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A World of Ego Within the story The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant there is a woman who thought herself of a higher class than she actually was. Her name was Mathilde Loisel. She is tormented by the fact that she was born below her destined class or rank. Knowing that she could work her way to higher class with "natural fineness", and "suppleness of wit", she would let nothing get in her way of achieving that station in life. Now all she needed was an opportunity.Mathilde had her chance when her husband received an invitation to a party at the palace of the Ministry. It was to be a fine event and Mathilde's husband worked as a clerk for the Ministry of Public Institution. She had nothing to wear and immediately dismissed her husband's chivalrous invitation. Her husband offered her some money to have a dress made and she asked, just by chance, for the same amount of money he had been saving for a special treat for himself. A few days before the ball, she told her husband that she found it essential that an accessory be found for the dress. Something to adorn her with, a necklace, ring or bracelet of jewels or stones would make her presentable. She believed there was nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who were rich. This suggests she was insecure unless she looked rich, among the rich. this, and her husband thought her mad. If she had not spent so much time worrying, she might have thought to go ask her rich friend, Mme Forestier if she could borrow some jewelry. This advertises the fact that she desired things, but did not spend the time to think of a solution to acquire them. She set off the next day to get her precious, necessary jewels. She normally did not like to visit her rich friend because it made her feel homely when she returned to her house.Mme Loisel must have her dress, and her jewels. She ends up with both. One of these...

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