and sometimes nostalgic, happier than she was before. When she finally decides to tell her friend everything, the friend has a confession of her own: the necklace was a fake. One surprisingly uplifting theme of this short story is the fact that it seems happiness comes from being content with whatever one has. The theme of Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace" is that appearances are deceiving and the desire to be someone else often causes a person to lose the chance of happiness in the present moment.
This short story questions whether beauty is inherent or rather imbued in something in virtue of its social value. These were the only things she loved: this is a pitiful comment on her character. It is pride that leads Madame Loisel to want so desperately to be valued in superficial, shallow ways, and it is pride that ultimately makes her unable to confess the loss of the necklace she is loaned.
Loisel's reaction when she sees Mme. At the party, Mme. Her husband has a good job, but it is not prestigious enough to suit her, so she complains bitterly. She had longed so eagerly to charm, to be desired, to be wildly attractive and sought after. However, once her actions have driven both herself and her husband to a lower social class and years of burdensome work, their marriage seems to improve and the couple is able to cooperate. Suffering "The Necklace" is a difficult story to read. Back, nEXT, cite This Page. On the whole, the story is a splendid illustration of the ironies that sometimes result in life when we achieve the very objects of our desires. One theme of Guy de Maupassants famous short story is the theme of pride that is, excessive self-regard, which often leads to folly. . The necklace she had thought so valuable was not, and the things she thought so important in life robbed her of happiness.