Conflict Mme. Losiel wanted to be rich but wasn't and couldn't move up in the classes. She wanted to be like every rich lady. In the end of the story she went lower in the classes.
Exposition Mme. Losiel was in her house one day wishing she was rich. She's middleclass, charming, pretty, and has a husband.
Raising Action Her husband comes home with an envelope with an invitation to the ball. She didn't want to go because she didn't have a dress. She wanted to get a nice dress so her husband gave his hunting money to her to buy a nice dress.
Climax They go to the ball, and have a great time. All the guys wanted to dance with her. Mme Losiel went to her friends, Mme Forestier to brower a necklace. Which was a diamond necklace.
Falling Action After the ball they go to put on their coats but Mme. Losiel didn't put hers on because it wasn't nice like everyone else's. After they get home Losiel notice she doesn't have the necklace. They search everywhere but couldn't find it, so they end of giving up everything, and go to loan sharks.
Resolution Mr. and Mrs. Losiel loose everything and change a lot. They live in a little shack, and do everything themselves that they used to not to. After 10 years they pay off everything. One day Mme Losiel passes her friend Mme Forestier and tells her everything and finds out the diamond necklace was only 5 hundred francs.