The Necklace

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  • EXPOSITION
  • CONFLICT
  • RISING ACTION
  • What a stunning necklace.
  • Set in Paris, France in 1880. A young middle-class woman dreams of a lifestyle far beyond her reach. One day, her husband comes home with tickets to attend a very affluent party, and she is excited to attend, but upset that she will look dowdy.
  • CLIMAX
  • Mathilde Loisel is not wealthy yet she dreams to be. Her husband gives her money to buy a dress, but she is not satisfied until she asks a wealthy friend for a necklace to borrow.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • My life has been horrible because of that necklace I borrowed 10 years ago....
  • At the ball, Mme. Loisel is a hit, but the necklace goes missing. After days of searching, she and her husband decide to replace it with a one that looks identical. The replacement cost more money than they make, and it takes them ten years to pay it off.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Oh, dear! My friend, that necklace was false!
  • After ten years of hard work and struggles, the couple pays off all their debts.
  • One day Mathilde is walking to the market and sees the friend that she borrowed the necklace from. She decides to tell her what happened.
  • The friend Mme. Forestier, tells Mathilde that the necklace was “false”, a fake. The reader is left contemplating the irony of the situation.
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