She was married off to a lowly clerk in the Ministry of Education, who can afford to provide her only with a modest though not uncomfortable lifestyle.
Plot[ edit ] Madame Mathilde Loisel has always imagined herself an aristocrat, despite being born into a lower-middle-class family which she describes as an "accident of fate".
She marries a low-paid clerk who tries his best to make her happy but has little to give. Through lots of begging at work, her husband is able to get an invitation for the both of them to the Ministry of Education party. Mathilde refuses to go, for she has nothing to wear, and wishes not to be embarrassed.
Her husband is upset to see her displeasure and, using all the money that he was saving to buy a hunting rifle, gives Mathilde francs to use.
Mathilde buys a dress but is still unhappy because she lacks jewels to wear with it. The couple does not have much money left, so her husband suggests that she should buy flowers to wear with it. After Mathilde disagrees, he suggests borrowing something from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier.
After attending the party, Mathilde discovers that she has lost the necklace. She tries to find a quick way to replace it. She goes to the Palais-Royal shop and finds a similar necklace for 40, francs but they could get it in 36, francs.
The couple sells everything they own and must secure loans at high interest rates to pay for the necklace. As the women are talking, Mathilde recounts the story of losing and replacing the necklace, and that it was because of Madame Forestier that she has lived so terribly the past ten years.
Themes[ edit ] One of the themes within "The Necklace" is the dichotomy of reality vs. Madame Loisel is beautiful on the outside, but inside she is discontented with her less-than-wealthy lifestyle. This reinforces the idea that wealth means happiness. She believes that material wealth will bring her joy, and her pride prevents her from admitting to Madame Forestier that she is not rich, and that she has lost the necklace she borrowed.
Because of her pride and obsession with wealth, Mathilde loses years of her life and spends all of her savings on replacing the necklace, only to find out that the original necklace was a fake to begin with; a falsely wealthy appearance, just like Madame Loisel herself.
Adaptations and other influence[ edit ] The following are direct adaptations of "The Necklace":Here we go, a brief analysis of The Necklace, made by my lecturer, Ms.
The Climax Of The Diamond Necklace The Necklace About the Author Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, , to an affluent family at the Chateau de Miromesnil, in France. As a child, Guy adored his mother and loathed his absent father.
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Conflict: Mathilde comes home from the party in a rush and realizes that she has lost the diamond necklace. Climax: Mathilde losses the necklace and must now replace it with another for 34 thousand francs.
Aug 27, · Plus, she borrowed a diamond necklace form her friend, Mme. Forestier. Climax: When Mathilde lost the necklace, and she and her husband worked for ten years to buy a substitution which was worth thirty-six francs (though Mme.
Forestier didn't know it was lost).Status: Resolved.