Friday, June 17, 2005

The philosophy of Maupassant's "The Necklace"

"If you are born in this way, you have to accept it." Guy de Maupassant sends me this message through his work "The Necklace." In this piece, there is a wife who believes that she deserves to have luxury things because she is charming and pretty. One day, this wife wants to be outstanding in a ball. She spends some money for her dressing and borrows a diamond necklace from her friend. Unfortunately, she lost the necklace when she is on the way home. She and her husband had been suffered for ten years because of this diamond necklace. However, they were told that the necklace which was lost was a paste one.

The work of Maupassant seems too pessimistic to me. His point of view to life is almost as the same as Daoism (Taoism), which is a philosophy created by Lao Zi, A great philosopher in ancient China. "No one can change their lives, people have to accept nature." For me, I will never agree to it because I believe people can change their lives, their destiny by their hands. Every human being can create their own universe.


At 2:29 PM, Blogger writingskillsmed said...

Do you think that the punishment of ten years was too much for this mistake?


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