English The Necklace study guide

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English The Necklace study guide

  1. 1. The Necklace
  2. 2. Setting – The time and place the story takesplace, describe sights and sounds in detail whatis happening in the world at the timeThe Necklace – Paris France, couples home ball in June Mme. Forester’s late 1800’s women did not work
  3. 3. Protagonist – the main character in the story;the reader often sympathizes with or at leastlearns to understand the protagonist and whatthey go throughThe Necklace - Ms. Loisel – even though she isnot likeable, She is the character with theproblem
  4. 4. Theme – A message about people or life theauthor wants us to learn. It is rarely sateddirectly. The reader must infer or figure it out.The Necklace - To always tell the truth,appreciate what you have,honesty is the best policy
  5. 5. Mood – The feeling the writer wants the readerto get. Words carefully chosen to create thisspecial feeling (strange secret tales).The Necklace - Sympathy for the Loiselsbecause of their plight to do hard manual for 10years & it was a waste
  6. 6. Direct Characterization – The writer makesdirect statements about a characters personalityin the text.The Necklace -Mme. Loisel – pretty, charming girl, let herselfbe married off to a little clerkM. Loisel – want to please his wife, content withhis life.
  7. 7. Indirect Characterization – The writer revealsinformation about the character and his personalitythrough thoughts, words actions and how othercharacters respond to him/her.Mme. Loisel – greedy, never says thank you whenhe gives 400 francs for the dress, but she hugs herfriend for letting her borrow a beautiful materialobject. She also got the opposite of what shewanted in life.

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