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  • Exposition
  • "Oh, nothing. Only I don't have an evening dress and therefore I can't go to that affair. Give the card to some friend at the office whose wife can dress better than I can."
  • Conflict
  • "It’s embarrassing not to have a jewel or a gem—nothing to wear on my dress. I’ll look like a pauper. I’d almost rather not go to the party.” (
  • Rising Action
  • “My, but you’re silly! Go see your friend Mme. Forestier,6 and ask her to lend you some jewelry. You and she know each other well enough for you to do that.”
  • A women named mathilde is not happy. She thinks life is rough. Her husband Munsieeun Loisel tries to make her happy in many ways, but he can't, she always wants more.
  • Climax
  • Mathilde's goal was to not feel embraced and look like she isn't poor and have rich people impressed.
  • Falling Action
  • Munsieeun Loisel brings an invitation to ball at the castle, but Mathilde is not very excited because she doesn't have a dress. The husband gave her money and then she borrowed a necklace from her friend.
  • Resolution
  • Mathilde loses her friends necklace and is searching to find it frantically with her husband.
  • “I . . . I . . . I don’t have Mme. Forestier’s necklace.” “What! You can’t mean it! It’s impossible!”
  • Mathilde and her husband have to work for a decade to pay of the necklace and with debt they have payed for it.
  • “I brought you another just like it. And we’ve been paying for it for ten years now. You can imagine that wasn’t easy for us who had nothing. Well, it’s over now, and I am glad of it.”
  • Mathilde tells her friend that she had bought a necklace to replace the one she had lost and had been paying it off and her friend responds that hers was an imposter.
  • “Oh, my poor Mathilde. But mine was fake. Why, at most it was worth only five hundred francs!”
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