The Necklace

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  • My house has mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. I long for the day when I have exquisite furniture, fancy perfumes, priceless dresses , and fancy parties. 
  • Well I guess I can buy you a dress for 400 francs. 
  • I have a surprise, an invitation to a party! I think it would be a fun and great opportunity for you to get out of they house.  
  • Oh my gosh! Are you out of your mind. I have absolutely nothing to wear and I am embarrassed of our poor lives. 
  • Of course you can! 
  • Can I borrow this necklace? 
  • I am having such a good time! I am finally happy! 
  • Madame Loisel lived her life complaining about what she did not have. She did not have the luxuries that she wished she had. She is living in an old shabby house where she hardly ever gets out. 
  • What a great party! Ahhhh I have lost the necklace! 
  • I have looked all over town and I cannot find it. We must buy a replica of the exact necklace for 36,000 francs. We will have to work for years to pay it off. 
  • M. Loisel brings Madame Loisel an invitation to the party, but instead of being happy she is mad at him. She does not want to go because she has nothing to wear. M. Loisel wants to make her happy so he offers to buy her a dress for 400 francs. 
  • This work is so hard. I can feel myself aging faster as each day passes. 
  • Madame Forestier is lending           Madame Loisel is enjoying  Madame Loisel her diamond            the party. She is dancing   necklace for the party.                     and drinking. She is finally                                                              happy because she looks                                                              and feels wealthy. 
  • I have to confess that I lost your necklace, and replaced it with a necklace worth 36.000 francs. 
  • What? That necklace was only worth 500 francs! 
  • Upon returning, Madame Loisel realizes that she has lost the necklace. Her husband looks all over town for the necklace, but they cannot find it. They have to buy a replacement necklace for 36,000 francs. 
  • The Loisel's are spending their entire lives paying off the necklace. They are starting to look old and tired.  For the next ten years they will be working to pay off their debt. 
  • 10 years later Madame Loisel has finally payed off the debt, and she decides to confess to Madame Forestier. Madame Forestier tells her that the necklace is not worth much, and it shocks Madame Loisel. 
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