Forrester to borrow one of her jewels. Loisel are both forced to work due to their financial strain, they take on gendered jobs: she does housework and washes the clothes of others, and he takes on additional bookkeeping duties. Of what is she proud? Maupassant started of his career studying law before volunteering for the Franco Prussian war in He also attempted to write for the theater, but failed embarrassingly when his play Guy Domville was booed on the first night.
Happiness One surprisingly uplifting theme of this short story is the fact that it seems happiness comes from being content with whatever one has. She feels life cheated her out of what she was born for.
This is where the story turns on Mathilde. It was written on April 19, ,by Kate Chopin. At the end of the night when Mr.
Her and her husband, Monsieur Loisel a simple clerk are far from being high society.