my assignment for grade eleven college English class.
"Here's Something for you."
" what do you want me to do with this?"
"The Dress you go to the theatre in, it looks very nice..to me"
"and what do you suppose i am to wear at such an affair?"
"What's the matter with you?, Whats the matter with you?!"
One evening her husband came home with an exultant air, holding a large envelope in his hand.
Look Here, Mathilde."
nothing, only I haven't got a dress and so I can't go to the party."
Swiftly she tore the paper and drew out a printed card on which were these words, The Minister Of Education and Madame Ramponneau request the pleasure of the company of Monsieur and Madame Loisel at the ministry on the evening of Monday January 18th."
What would be the cost of a suitable dress, which you could use on other occasions as well, something very simple?
He Stopped ,stupefied and utterly at a lost when he saw his wife was beginning to cry.
With a violent effort she overcame her grief.
she thought for a several seconds, reckoning up prices and also wondering how large a sum she could ask without bringing upon herself an immediate refusal.
The ending of this story is ironic, the couple has lost the necklace only to find out that the necklace is an imitation.