“The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant’s written in the 1884 and “The Parable of The Prodigal Son” by St Luke are two different writing pieces, but both have very interesting characters. “The Necklace” tell us about a young lady by the name of Mathilde Loisel who is married to a clerk and only thinks about living big, while disliking her life. While “The Prodigal Son” tells us a story of two sons from a wealthy family, where the younger son ask his father for his share of inheritance and went on his own. In “The Necklace” Mathilde illustrates how manipulative and materialistic she is; whereas “The Parable of The Prodigal Son” the youngest son depicts immaturity and independence. When both characters are analyzed we can tell that both have similarities and differences in their personality.
Firstly, at the beginning of both stories Mathilde and the Prodigal son had nothing in common. At the start of “The Necklace” Mathilde was very materialistic and manipulative. She was always thinking that the thing she have wasn’t worth nothing. She would basically day-dream about being rich and wealthy. Mathilde crave for richness caused her pain and downfall in her life. Mathilde is also very manipulative; she would always manipulate her husband to get him to buy things for her. Mathilde was invited to a formal dinner but she didn’t have any dress for the occasion. Her husband was willing to give her money to get a dress and Mathilde didn’t hesitate to take it. In the Prodigal Son, the youngest son decided we want his share of the wealth, “Father give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.” After getting it he went on his own to start a new life, trying to be independent. This was the start of conflict for both characters.