EXPOSITION- Although Matilda had a life as a middle class citizen she had a desire for wealth and luxuries. She would nto obtain happiness until she was rich and looked so.
RISING ACTION- Matilda's husband received an invatation for MAtilda to the dance he expected her to be happy but instead he received her negativity for not being able to look rich and glorious while everyone else did
"Give your invitation to a friend whose wife has better clothes than I do."
"But, my dear, I thought you would be pleased. You never go out, and it will be such a lovely occasion! I had awful trouble getting it.
CLIMAX- Matilda goes to borrow a necklace from her friend so she could feel rich among the other guests.
"Would you lend me this, just this?"
"Yes of course"
CONFLICT- While Matilda was at the ball she realized after the long night of fun and joy she lost her friends necklace which she thought was very expansive.
FALLING ACTION- After many many years of working hard and losing everything they finally were able to buy and replace the necklace.
RESOLUTION- In the end Mathilda admits to losing the necklace and replacing it but she then finds out that it wasnt very expansive in the first place,
"Oh, my poor Mathilde! Mine was an imitation! It was worth five hundred francs at most!"