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...
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...