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A Good Man Is Hard To Find And The Necklace

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In Guy de Maupassant’s short story “The Necklace” a woman who wishes to be of higher class borrows a necklace from a friend for an event; she then loses it and ends up replacing it. Only to find out that it was fake. In Flannery O’ Connor’s short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” a family finds themselves in a disastrous event, which they would not have been in had they stuck to the original plan. Both short stories have an event of irony within their themes. The theme in “The Necklace” says that you should work for what you want rather than it being given to you. Mathilde had a necklace that she thought was made of diamonds, but it turns out it wasn’t. So, when she gave a real diamond necklace back it was ironic that she always wanted to be rich, and she had been, but only because she had worked …show more content…
In the beginning the theme emerges when it states, “She wanted so much to charm, to be envied, to be desired and sought after” (Maupassant’s 2). In the beginning the theme emerges when the grandma states, “She knew that Bailey would not be willing to lose any time looking at an old house, but the more she talked about it, the more she wanted to see it once again to find out if the little twin arbors were still standing. “There was a secret: -panel in this house,” she said craftily, not telling the truth but wishing that she were”’ (Connor 5). The evidence from “The Necklace” emerges better than the other because it is giving information relating to theme. Showing that she wants to be many things of a high class, but does not want gradually work her way up the social class. While the evidence from “A Good Man is Hard to Find” only supports part of the theme. An impulsive decision is shown, but there is no trace of a disaster as a result. Although, it does help build onto the evidence of how they got into their predicament in the first

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