husband who loves me, please by me a dress so i can attract better men.
l'm so pretty now yayyyy!
"she suffered constantly, feeling that all the attributes of a gracious life, every luxury, should rightly have been hers." lines 3-4. she mourns about not living a luxurious and rich life and feels as though she was thrown into a life of poverty unfairly.
oh no i lost the necklace!
"she looked at him, irritated, and said impatiently 'i haven't a thing to wear" her husband comes home one day with an invitation to a party and she begins to wine and complain about not having a dress, her husband agrees to use his spending on a dress for her
we finally paid our dept, but were poor now
"She danced wildly, with passion, drunk on pleasure, forgetting everything in the triumph of her beauty, in the glory of her success, in a sort of cloud of happiness, made up of all this respect, all this admiration, all these awakened desires, of that sense of triumph that is so sweet to a woman's heart." She is extremely happy at the party is is thrilled with joy at the attention she is getting.
it was a fake lol
i lost the necklace
"What is the matter?" asked her husband, already half undressed. She turned towards him, panic-stricken. "I have ... I have ... I no longer have Madam Forestier's necklace." she is in panic because somehow at the party she lost the diamond necklace her friend let her lend.
"At the end of ten years they had paid off everything, everything, at usurer's rates and with the accumulations of compound interest." They buy a replacement necklace for the lost one jewelry. after ten years they finally pay off the dept .
"Oh, my poor Mathilde! Mine was an imitation! It was worth five hundred francs at most! ..." she meets her friend that lend her the necklace on the streets and tells her everything that happened. she then tells Mathilde that the necklace was a cheap fake.