Essay title: The Necklace
When I was about 13 I really wanted a new computer, but my parents wouldn't buy it for me .So I stole all the money I could find without being caught.I was just like Mathilde.I wanted something so bad I would take and lie for it.The lesson I learned was you should always tell the truth and never hide it. In the story The Necklace, the main character Mathilde made the decision to not come out and tell the truth to her friends.Mathilde lied about who she was as a person and as a family.
Mathildemade people perceive her as a high class women and she lied to all the people that she borrowed money from to pay off the necklace, and in the end it wasn't worth it. In my personal experience I have gone through the same thing. Towards the beginning of the story, Mathilde is always asking for more.Monsieur Loisel, Mathildes husband, offers Mathilde so many things but she would be to ashamed of what he was offering.Mathilde wanted something extravagant''"What's the matter with you? You've been very odd for the last three days.""I'm utterly miserable at not having any jewels, not a single stone, to wear," she replied. "I shall look absolutely no one.
I would almost rather not go to the party."Wear flowers," he said. "They're very smart at this time of the year. For ten francs you could get two or three gorgeous roses."She was not convinced.
"No . . . there's nothing so humiliating as looking poor in the middle of a lot of rich women."""(538).
No matter what her husband tries to do for her she will always want more from him. One lesson I think that came from this story was to always be happy with what you have and never lie. The character Mathilde in The Necklace cares a lot about there "status".For Mathilde it's the same way. Even though Mathilde is very poor and she lives in a run down home she seems to think of herself as a much higher person in the world.
When the necklace goes missing Mathilde makes the choice to try to pay for it.The thing is Mathlide thinks the necklace is worth much more then she thought.She decides to borrow/earn money from anywhere possible.
Not once during the story does she tell anyone about her situation just to cover up her status as a poor person.Mathilde hides her status because she wants to feel more excepted in the town she lives in.What it all comes down to is that she wants to be rich.These statements prove that in the story The Necklace, everybody looks at you only by what you have and what you are. Mathilde seems to be so angry with.