The Necklace

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • You're the most beautiful woman here!
  • You are introduced to Madame and Monsieur Loisel. The story takes place in Paris, France. The two main characters are the middle class. We learn that Madame Loisel wants to be wealthy and isn't happy in her middle class home.
  • Climax
  • Her husband brings home an invitation to a ball but she doesn't want to go because she doesn't have an evening dress. Her husband gives her his own saved money to buy a dress but she still is not satisfied until she borrows a necklace from a wealthy friend.
  • Falling Action
  • I lost the necklace I borrowed from you and it ruined my life!
  • Madame Loisel is the most beautiful woman at the ball. Because she is rushing to leave the ball when her husband puts her old wrap on her, she loses the necklace. After days of searching the couple realises they can't find it and decide to replace the borrowed necklace. The necklace costs more money than the couple has and they're left paying off debts for ten years.
  • Resolution
  • After ten years of poverty and using all their money to pay off all the debt, all of the money was paid.
  • Madame Loisel sees the friend she borrowed the necklace from on the street and decided to tell her tale of woe.
  • Her friend then admits that the necklace was a false and Madame Loisel realizes that she didn't have to pay that much for the necklace and she spent ten years of her life in poverty for no reason.
  • That necklace was false!
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