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What Is The Moral Lesson About The Necklace Story?

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  • The moral lesson of the necklace story
The moral lesson of the necklace story is that we should not judge people on appearances because they may appear to be rich and successful and they may not be. It also teaches us we should not pine after material possessions but realize we are lucky with what we have.

  • What is the necklace story?
The necklace story is a French story written in 1884 by Guy de Maupassant. The story follows Madamae Mathilde and her husband. Mathilde believed that she would one day have a high social position in life. She was just a poor woman and so was her husband but he loved her and tried to give her everything he could to make her happy.

One day her husband is invited to a party that could potentially give his wife the opportunity to meet some people who were high up in society. He had to beg for the tickets but his wife was not pleased when he got them because she had nothing to wear. Her husband had been saving the little amount of money for buying a new rifle but gave his wife the money to buy a new dress for the party. She was still not happy because she did not have any jewels to go with her new dress so her husband suggested she borrow a necklace from her friend.

Mathilde borrows a diamond necklace from her friend but at some point during the party she finds that she loses the necklace. Mathilde and her husband have to borrow money from loan sharks to get enough together to replace the necklace. The couple had to work hard and do hard manual labor for 10 long years to pay back the loan sharks.

At the end of the story Mathilde bumps into the friend and tells her of the story with the necklace. The friend then admits that the necklace was not real and cost just a tiny fraction of the replacement Mathilde bought for her.
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The Necklace teaches that we must not think beyond our limits. We must be satisfied with what we have and what we are. We must be honest enough to confess his mistake instead of running from situations and turning back.
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It could be to appreciate what you have, because in a moment it could be gone. She lost her beauty because she lost the necklace. She lost all wealth because of her stupidity that evening. Everything would have been different if the necklace was not lost.
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A person will pay dearly for coveting false values, and a person’s preoccupation with appearances and materialism is fruitless and vain.
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It is to be content with what you are given, and not take them for granted. Also, being honest becomes an extremely important theme throughout it, when they have to work fifteen+ years for something they didn't need to.
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To become more better person in this world and to realize that no body perfect that why more practice to become more better hehe

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