She thinks about it carefully and tells him that 400 francs would be enough. Loisel remembers having it in the cab, so M. Maupassant supports his suggestion by illustrating through a story how a woman named Mathilde brought poverty and a stressful living situation to her household, only because she wanted to pretend to be of a higher class when attending an elegant event her husband was invited to. She goes to the shop and finds a similar necklace for 40,000 francs but they could get it for 36,000 francs. At the end of a week they had lost all hope. It was worth forty thousand francs. Still Not Enough A few days before the party, Mme.
It is important to live within one's means The story teaches us not to borrow things or money unnecessarily. Loisel takes the remaining money from his inheritance and borrows the rest from friends and lenders in order to come up with the money. She dances, everyone asks who she is, and she looks stunning. For ten francs you can get two or three magnificent roses. Years later she is working as a maid, having lost her middle class status and she found her old friend. If you want to be rich, thenwork. All the attaches of the Cabinet wished to waltz with her.
However, Mathilde is perpetually discontented, unable to be happy without the clothes and jewels of a wealthy woman. Loisel finds out that the necklace is fake does the reader learn the intent of the story. Loisel runs into her friend at the market years later, and finds out that the necklace was fake - merely costume jewelry. They visit many jewelers, searching for a similar necklace, and finally find one. Her beauty is once again being wasted; this work eventually erases it completely. She tries to find a quick way to replace it. It is not until the very last line when Mme.
Mathilde goes to see Mme. It also acts as the central conflict of the story. But after borrowing and then losing what she thinks is an expensive diamond necklace, her life turns upside down. After attending the party, Mathilde discovers that she has lost the necklace. The Loisels spend a week scraping up money from all kinds of sources, mortgaging the rest of their existence. Unsurprisingly, he is considered to be the one of the fathers of the modern short story.
There she comes across Mme. Since they have no money left, her husband suggests that she borrow something from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier. Then she goes off and blames her friend for all her troubles and the current position she was in, when if she had just admitted she had lost the thing, she would have been fine. Mathilde is the most beautiful woman at the party, but as the night ends, she realizes she has misplaced the necklace. You're intimate enough with her to do that. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. The night of the ball arrived.
This specific necklace is what transition from a beauty of elegancy for a party to a burden against wealth for a rich couple. After losing everything, having to work, and forcing her husband to work two jobs, Mathilde sees Madame Forestier walking down the street and tells her that the necklace she returned to her was actually a replacement. Every one wants to go; it is very select, and they are not giving many invitations to clerks. The things she does have—a comfortable home, hot soup, a loving husband—she disdains. The Loisels began to live a life of crippling poverty. It is important to be practical and not be carried away. Mathilde Loisel, a woman that comes from a working class family but wants nothing to do with her blue collar roots.
She envisions footmen, feasts, fancy furniture, and strings of rich young men to seduce. While some may see this as a good life - food on the table, a nice place to live, and marriage to a loving man - Mathilde believes she is living a life of poverty and misery. Thereafter Madame Loisel knew the horrible existence of the needy. She seems casual about, and even careless with her possessions: when Mathilde brazenly requests to borrow her striking diamond necklace, she agrees. It was not worth over 500 francs.
Basically it's about this womans greed and how she completlely takes advantage of her husband, spending money on gowns and the sort. She fastened it round her throat, outside her high-necked waist, and was lost in ecstasy at her reflection in the mirror. Her frock was ready, however. The one I recall, on paying off the debt, the lead character Mlle Loiselle as I recall is informed that the diamonds were counterfeit and worthless, she then keels over in an apparantly fatal heart attack. Mathilde feels destined for much more than the ordinary and mundane life she has been given. She confesses that the reason for her behavior is her lack of jewels.