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Lesson 8- The Necklace

What is true of the husband's motivation in "The Necklace?" His motives are clear nearly all the time; there's nothing hidden about him; we can see where he's coming from.
True or False: The wife is enamored with wealth, and since she can't have it, she's unhappy. True
True or False: The wife shows no moral strength and just gives up. False
What is the point of view of "The Necklace?" third person assigned to the wife
True or False: The wife was more at peace after her experience than before. True
True or False: The wife's behavior was different at the end of the story than before. True
True or False: The relief of paying off the debt was clearly shown by both the husband and the wife making specific statements of relief. False
True or False: Matilda doesn't seem to have changed much over the decade of doing hard labor. False
The husband's main motivation seems to be... to make his wife happy
Who is the more round character? The wife
Who is the more dynamic character? The wife
In what ways are the couple in the story the same? in their willingness to work hard to pay back the loss
What is an example of irony within "The Necklace?" It was the husband's idea to borrow the necklace; therefore, his efforts to make his wife happy contributed to making--or keeping--her miserable.
True or False: The couple was upfront about what happened right away. False
Who is the "leader" in the marriage if we define the leader as the one who proposes ideas? The husband
Who is the "leader" in the marriage, if we define leader as the one about whom the marriage seems to revolve? The wife
Created by: astubelt