Middle class wife, married to a government clerk of the ministry of ed. She wanted more with her life then being in middle class.
OMG!!! The necklace! Where did it go?!
Her husband got them an invitation to a ball, but she doesn't want to go because she doesn't have the money for a dress. The husband gave her 400 franks out of his hunting money. She buys a dress and borrows a necklace from one of her close friends.
Goes to the ball, and has fun showing off her new dress.
Goes home from the ball, and realizes the necklace is missing.
Had to borrow 3600 franks in loans to buy the necklace from a jewler.
After working 10 years she finally paid off her loan, and told her friend. Just to find out that the original necklace she had was fake.