The Illiad Essay examples

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Is Mrs. Loisel Heroic? In Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” the main character Mrs. Loisel goes through many changes. She starts out at the beginning of the story as a poor yet “pretty and charming” (Maupassant 1) woman who settles for and marries a clerk. He does everything he can to make her happy and eventually they lose everything they have.
In the story, Mrs. Loisel goes from a poor average woman to a woman who had everything she dreamed of only in her fantasies and then dropped to the lowest status she had ever been in her life. But wanting what she can’t have leads to her making herself a hardworking, honest woman who finally makes a fair relationship with her husband.
The first change she goes through is at the beginning of the story at the Street of Martyrs. She has nothing to look forward to in her life except her fantasies of riches and wealth. She believes only this will make her happy. She marries a clerk and he does everything he can to make her happy. She still wants more.
The next change is at the Dinner Party Scene. Mrs. Loisel’s husband manages to acquire an invitation to the party of Mrs. Loisel’s dreams. Instead of being happy she becomes upset because she has nothing to wear to the party. She ends up borrowing a supposed diamond necklace from a friend and wears it during the party. She is the happiest she had ever been in her life. At the end of this scene she loses the necklace. Instead of confessing to the friend she borrowed the necklace