The necklace is a short story, written by Guy de Maupassant in the year 1884. It tells the story of a young and beautiful woman, Madame Loisel. Although Madame Loisel, the main character is beautiful and charming, she is not as graceful as the other women from the high social class are.
It is of paramount importance to note that Madame Loisel is from a middle class family but she has always longed for luxuries. The main theme in the story is that of materialism. Madame Loisel belongs to her middle social class, and the author uses irony to demonstrate how materialism is absurd. Symbolism is used in the necklace to show that happiness is an imaginary promise.