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The Necklace
Updated: 9/10/2020
The Necklace
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Examples of Indirect and Direct Characterization

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  • I should live in a mansion! This is embarrassing!
  • "...there's nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who are rich."
  • Madame Loisel
  • Madame Forestier
  • "...I have had a pretty hard life, since I last saw you, and great poverty- and that because of you!"
  • Madame Loisel
  • (Box 1) Direct Characterization"Mathilde suffered ceaselessly feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and luxuries. She was distressed at the poverty of her dwelling."This shows how upset she is about her current lifestyle and situation.
  • Get back to work!
  • (Box 2) Indirect Characterization"...there's nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who are rich."This shows how frustrated it makes Mathilde to be in middle class.
  • Ah, the good soup! I don't know anything better than that..."
  • (Box 3) Indirect Characterization"...I have had a pretty hard life, since I last saw you, and great poverty- and that because of you!"This shows how self centered Madame Loisel really is.
  • I didn't find it. Now we will have to replace it...
  • (Box 4) Direct Characterization"... a little clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction." This tells us what Loisel does for a living
  • (Box 5) Indirect Characterization"Ah, the good soup! I don't know anything better than that..."This implies that he is happy with his current wealth and class in society.
  • (Box 6) Direct Characterization"Loisel returned at night with a hollowed, pale face. He had discovered nothing."This explains that even after all his searching Loisel can not find the necklace
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