this is the setting when Mathilde is eating dinner with her husband loisel. and loisel hand her a paper inviting her to a ball and she said she did not have clothes or jewelry so Loisel brought her clothes and she went to ask her friend if she could use a necklace.
Mathilde when to the ball and she was beautiful and everyone was asking her to dance and then she went home and realized she lost the necklace.
husband borrowed money to help mathilde pay for the necklace. then Mathilde finally had the money to buy the necklace. and her and her husband had to work extra to pay for the necklace.
MAthilde had to work a lot to pay the people that she owed money and now she is not pretty anymore she does not have any attention anymore she was miserable.
and then Mathilde finally met her friend and she told her everything that happened in the past few months and her friend told her the necklace was not real