Character of Madame Loisel in 'The Necklace' (Edexcel iGCSE English) Watch

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In the passage of the Necklace, what sort of things can I say about the character of Madame Loisel? and how should I structure the essay? the essay is basically a character analysis of Madame Mathilde Loisel
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The Necklace is a very long passage and therefore it is important to condense it into small, useful, important parts for character analysis.
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I'm guessing the title of your essay goes along the lines..

'How is the character of Madame Mathilde Loisel presented in 'The Necklace'?

Have 3-4 points in which you can write 'substantial' paragraphs about. The use of textual evidence and analysis is key for top marks.
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(Original post by sulaimanali)
I'm guessing the title of your essay goes along the lines..

'How is the character of Madame Mathilde Loisel presented in 'The Necklace'?

Have 3-4 points in which you can write 'substantial' paragraphs about. The use of textual evidence and analysis is key for top marks.
yes that is the title of my essay
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From the text overall, we know that the focal point of the prose text is 'The Necklace'. The object is what leads to the chain of events and gives a moral - to be grateful for what you have and not be envious or greedy.

Madame Mathilde Loisel wants to be the 'glamour girl'. She is someone who is of a low social standing as she was born into a poor family (which she believes is an 'error of Fate'). Her life is unfair (according to her) because she is beautiful, yet doesn't have all the luxuries of rich people.
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She feels degraded and unvalued because she was married to a clerk and comes from a poor background - her misguided perception of having a luxurious and good life which includes fancy clothes, furniture, property etc. She is a dreamer, her dreams are a stark contrast of her reality.
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(Original post by sulaimanali)
From the text overall, we know that the focal point of the prose text is 'The Necklace'. The object is what leads to the chain of events and gives a moral - to be grateful for what you have and not be envious or greedy.

Madame Mathilde Loisel wants to be the 'glamour girl'. She is someone who is of a low social standing as she was born into a poor family (which she believes is an 'error of Fate'. Her life is unfair (according to her) because she is beautiful, yet doesn't have all the luxuries of rich people.
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When she saw the bracelets, she was unsatisfied - 'immoderate desire'.
But when she saw the heavy necklace, her excess of self obsession became her fatal flaw (a danger for her) because in the end she loses it due to her carelessness and greed.
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The ending is quite ironic because she is 'worse off' than what she had before...she has to pay back every penny (by working hard for many years doing different jobs) ..she has a 'grindingly horrible life'...she became old and weak as she was a victim of pride. Her laziness of not working for her aim (to be rich) caused her to end up being fooled by an inanimate object (an 'imitation neckalce').

That should do it! A few good ideas there..try to develop on them!!
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