The Necklace

what is the theme of the story


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I think the theme of social class and self-identity is at play here. Madame Loisel is a member of lower class who longs to feel and look like she belongs to a higher class. Madame Loisel is determined to appear she has climbed the social ladder. Of course she will pay dearly for her class- conscious fantasy when she must pay for the necklace.