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Essay heading: "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
 
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Loisel was not of upper class, in her mind she wanted to be and was. This mind state resulted in an atmosphere of pride for her, she saw herself as better and deserving a better life. As said to be one of the deadly sins, pride can cause someone to act foolish and put themselves into situations that could have totally been avoided with just a mere attitude of humility...
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There are certain levels of pride and most of mankind holds a piece of pride in them, sometimes minimal and sometimes of great proportions. In Mme. Loisel's case, she held with her a level of pride greater than the common man. She wished to hide her position in life instead of accepting it and respecting who she was already...
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