The antagonist and the protagonist is Mathilde Loisel. She goes up her self and society.It takes place at her home, the Ball, and in France.
Mr.Loisel came home with an invitation to a Ball. Shorty after Mathilde realizes she "doesn't" have anything to wear. Then Mathilde uses her husbands money to buy a new dress, which she spends 400 francs. Remembers she doesn't have any jewels to wear.
Borrows a diamond necklace from Madame. Goes to the ball and is the center of attention. lost the necklace and then has to buy another one which she spends 10 years paying off.
After 10 years of paying off the necklace, she sees Madame Forestier. Madame didn't recognize her. She goes to her tells her that night she lost the diamond necklace and how she has been paying it off. Madame Forstier told Mathilde that the necklace was fake and it was worth less than 500 francs
Mathilde is shocked that Madame Fostier isn't rich but she happy with her life and that she just had to tell the truth.
Be happy with you already have and be honest Person vs. self Person vs. society