The Necklace Study Guide 9 by 8963qQe

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Study Guide for “The Necklace” p. 206

Use your literary handbook and the story to answer the following questions. Write
in complete sentences, including correct capitalization spelling, and punctuation.

Setting

1. Describe the setting of the story. (time and place)




2. How does the time in which the characters live affect their actions?




Plot

1. List several pieces of information that you are given as part of the exposition of the
story.




2. When does the complication of the story occur? Why is this the moment of
complication?



3. List events that occur as part of the rising action.




4. What is the climax of the story? Why is this the climax?
5. Describe the falling action and resolution. (Tricky!)




Narrative Structure

1. What is the order and sequencing of the actions? Could a different order have been
used instead? How would that change the story and your reaction to it?




Character

1. Who is the protagonist? Is the protagonist dynamic or static? Support your answer
with details from the story.




2. Who is a foil in this story? Give specific examples of how the foil highlights the
major character’s personality.




Theme

1. What do you think the writer is trying to tell us about life or human behavior in this
story?




Miscellaneous

1. Situational irony occurs when something turns out the opposite of what is expected.
Describe the situational irony that occurs in this story.

								
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