The Necklace

The necklace that Mathilde borrows from Jeanne Forestier represents the idea that appearances can be deceiving. The necklace looks like it is made of expensive diamonds, but it is in fact made of paste, costing…

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The mirror symbolizes Mathilde’s vanity and the importance she attaches to outward appearances. One of the few moments in the story in which Mathilde is truly happy is when she is standing in front…

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