Semester I Exam Review Fall 2013 eStem High School English I “The Necklace” I The narrator suggests that Mathilde’s problem is that she was born into the wrong social class. Mathilde envies the social class and wealth of others because she feels that she deserves a more beautiful life. Mathilde borrows a necklace from Mme. Forestier because she does not have fine jewelry. The Loisels tells Mme. Forestier that the necklace has been lost because they are ashamed to admit their carelessness. “The Necklace” II In order to get the money to replace the necklace, the Loisels borrow some, reduce their standard of living, and word hard. Mathilde seems happiest when she attends big parties. Mme. Foresteir responds to Mathilde’s final revelation with amazement. At the end of the story, it is plain that the Loisels have suffered needlessly. “The Necklace” III The topic or subject of “The Necklace” is in pursuit of recognition, a woman is driven to financial ruin. An important idea about “The Necklace” is the fact that the necklace is made of fake diamonds. “The Necklace” is told from the third-person-limited point of view, which focuses on the thoughts of one character. This point of view allows the reader to know why Mathilde is unhappy with her life. The narrator is basically neutral towards other characters. “The Most Dangerous Game” General Zaroff uses the idea that only the strong deserve to survive as justification his hunting of human beings. Even through General Zaroff is a lunatic, he hunts humans because he is bored with hunting animals. Since he sleeps in the bed, the reader can infer that Rainsford wins the game. A theme for “The Most Dangerous Game” is that humanity is ironic because we have the ability to reason but sometimes we do not use it.