Adverse Possession

.. pride [Bernardo, 2000].
The story is filled with irony and dark comedy; it begins with the ironic situation, a beautiful and charming girl born in a lower class family. For Matlida her dearest possession is her beauty, but she does not have means to make it known and thus begins her tragedy. She does not accept her position in the society and she knows that she …

… , but she does not have jewelry and she explains to her husband that without the jewelry she will appear “shabby in the company of rich women” (6). This desire of jewelry, a material possession brings the loss of her dearest possession “her beauty”. Maupassant weaves a brilliant story and irony within the story, Matlida had borrowed the jewelry in order to look more beautiful and respectful …

… she explains to her husband that without the jewelry she will appear “shabby in the company of rich women” (6). This desire of jewelry, a material possession brings the loss of her dearest possession “her beauty”. Maupassant weaves a brilliant story and irony within the story, Matlida had borrowed the jewelry in order to look more beautiful and respectful among the rich, but this very jewelry ” …

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