The Necklace Essay

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Amber Murray
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        Murray 1
Helen Mendes
ACPE 0091
30 September 2001

Fake Riches to Real Rags

        Some people believe humans are designed with a specific state of mind. Though

physical attributes may vary the results are the same. On the other hand sometimes

people change their attitudes not in response to a persuasive communication but by

convincing themselves a process of self-persuasion. Trust me it"˜s easier said then done.

To convince someone is workable, but to alter yourself is tricky. Mathilde"˜s fantasies

change her from an envious person to a ...view middle of the document...

Mathilde was

materialistic or swallow placing the value of high society at top. Not telling her friend

that she lost the necklace due to her lack in pride proved to only harden the struggle.

Fear of rejection by the crowd Mathilde stated "It's awful I don't have any jewels to

wear not a single one. I'll look like a beggar. I'd almost not go to the party."

Manipulating her husband who only tried to help, then later make him suffer for her

doing. I believe that anyone who can give off that much betrayal has a lack of character.

On the other hand Mathilde has an epiphany she realizes even little things like losing the

necklace have long term affects. When talking to Mrs. Forrestier after ten years Mathilde

states what hardships she went through to replace the necklace, something that she would

have never stated in the beginning to someone of a higher class. Accepting who she was

now, the fear was gone. No longer did she fake who or what she was.

        Daydreaming, though relaxing and wishful when crossed with everyday life

could result in no sense of control. Mathilde let her subconscious mind effect that of her

conscious. At first it was in her head, but...

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