A young girl who was poor who wanted to live the lavish lifestyle but had no chance. She dreamed of maybe marrying a rich man to have money but she did not which made her miserable. "She suffered constantly, feeling that all the attributes of a gracious life, every luxury, should rightly have been hers."
Madame Loisel's Husband came home with a surprise for her. The surprise was an invitation to an evening reception which a bunch of rich people will be at but that made her sad because she had no nice clothes to wear for it. "I haven't a thing to wear. How could I go?"
Madame Loisel went to her friend's house to go borrow some jewelry for the dance. Madame Forestier told her she could choose any one of them that she wanted to wear. "Could you lend me this one---just this one and nothing else?"
After the night out the couple went walking back home until an unexpected event occurred. The necklace was missing and the couple began trying to figure what happened to it. "The . . . the . . . necklace---it's gone."
After realizing the necklace was gone the couple continued to search for a necklace that they could switch with the other. They finally found a necklace that was similar but it was very expensive. "The new necklace, placing on the jeweler's counter 36,000 francs."
Mathilde saw Madame Forestier taking a walk on a Sunday afternoon and said hello. Madame Forestier didn't recognize her old friend because of the poor condition she was in. Mathilde told her she was in debt for 10 years trying to pay back the money for the replacement necklace. Madame Forestier felt bad for her old friend because the necklace was a fake. "Oh, my poor Mathilde! Mine was false. It was worth five hundred francs at the most!"