The Necklace and The gift of Magi are both short short
stories written around the same time period, meaning the authors of each one of
these short stories had something in common to begin with. However, the life of
an author can often reflect through their works, this is the case in both The Necklace and The gift of Magi. The Necklace is filled with twists and characters which people might not
think much about, symbols that many seem to miss, and principles that few seem
to understand, but with it you can distinctly see the life and ways that it
resembles of a person like Guy de Maupassant knowing his rough life story.