In the short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, the woman Madame Loisel is pretty but poor. Madame Loisel is unhappy because she can only afford the simple things in life. So when she gets invited to a ball, she finds a way to look fancy but loses her friend’s necklace that wasn’t expensive. Madame Loisel is the protagonist. She is a dynamic character because she changes throughout the story. The author uses indirect characterization by revealing Madame Loisel’s actions, appearance, and feelings.
The first thing shows that Madame Loisel’s actions made her change when she lost her necklace. Here’s a quote, ” She towards him in the utmost distress.” That quote shows that she was really scared about losing that necklace because it made her feel like she could fit in with the other rich and fancy people.
I think that Madame Loisel’s actions shows that she realize that the necklace gave the ability to live out her fantasy of happiness but once she lost the necklace, she became scared and that feeling back. The other thing that shows Madame Loisel changes is her appearance. Here’s another quote, “She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her.” That quote shows that Madame Loisel was very beautiful at first but when she lost the necklace, she didn’t focus on her beauty nor herself. I believe that when she was pretty, she was more obnoxious and really ungrateful but when she was ugly, she was more grateful and was strong. My final thing that shows Madame Loisel changes throughout the story is her feelings. Here’s the quote, “Her tastes were simple because she had never been able to afford any other, she was as unhappy as though she had married beneath her.” That quote shows that she was unhappy because she is so pretty but didn’t married someone who was rich and had fancy things, she married someone below her and was poor.
I think that the reason why she took over her husband was because he was below her so he do anything for her, so she took advantage of him. To conclude, Madame Loisel is a dynamic character because she changes and the author uses indirect characterization by showing her actions, appearance, and feelings. I do believe that Madame Loisel learned a lesson because she looks back towards that night and realizes that life is strange and anything could happen in a bad way or a good way.