The Necklace

The Necklace

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  • Exposition
  • She excitedly tore open the envelope and pulled out a printed card bearing these words: “The Minister of Education and Mme. Georges Ramponneau beg M. and Mme. Loisel to do them the honor of attending an evening reception at the Ministerial Mansion on Friday, January 18.” (Maupassant 352).
  • Conflict
  • "Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she scornfully tossed the invitation on the table, murmuring, “What good is that to me?”" (Maupassant 352).
  • Rising Action
  • "Then she asked, hesitatingly, pleading, “Could I borrow that, just that and nothing else?” " (Maupassant 354).
  • In the beginning of the story, Madame Loisel was a pretty woman who was married, poor, and unhappy with her life. She wished that she was rich and could afford jewelry and expensive clothes.
  • Her husband came home one evening and had a large envelope with him. It was an invitation to an evening reception, but she got even more upset because she had nothing to wear for the party.
  • After Madame Loisel's husband suggested she borrow a necklace from her friend, she was very excited. She found a necklace that she loved and was ready to go to the party.
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