Foreshadowing In Guy De Maupassant's The Necklace

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“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant incorporates various aspects such as excellent description, well-developed characters, and a hint of foreshadowing. In “The Necklace”, you the reader follow a young woman who goes through her life dreaming of marrying a wealthy man so she can afford all the extravagant excesses that come with being wealthy. Mathilde Loisel, often referred to as Madame Loisel, in the story desperately wishes to have all the beautiful things that a higher class might be able to afford. However, she never really takes into account what she already has. Guy de Maupassant went the extra mile to use incredibly descriptive language to describe what he wants to say. This, in turn gives you the reader a better sense of the setting. Guy de Maupassant originally wrote “The Necklace” in french. Therefore there are some words in this short story that are slightly harder to understand, but when defined, give an excellent picture of the scene. When “The Necklace” was translated into the English version, some of the words remained in french, which I think added to the detail. An example of his descriptiveness is instead of just saying a footman Guy said an “obsequious footman” (1) meaning “much too willing to serve footman”. In Guy’s writing, he seems to have a polite demeanor to him and never really shows any …show more content…
All the events that lead up to the ball have you on your seat wondering what's going to happen, what's going to go wrong. Of course, when Mathilde borrows a diamond necklace you know that something is going to happen to it. This can be considered foreshadowing or maybe just a cliche either way you can see the problem forming the moment she gets an invitation to the ball. The title of the text can also be considered foreshadowing. With a short story named “The Necklace”, you know the conflict will involve a necklace. Her losing the necklace could be considered just a well-educated