"Why, my dear, I thought you would be glad.You never go out and this is such a fine opportunity.i Had great trouble to get it."
"Choose, my dear."
Mathilde's husband had tried to do something nice for her, but she is ungrateful and complains about what she's supposed to wear. - Maupassant, 20
Mathilde's husband cares for his wife and wanted to do something for her to make her happy.- Maupassant, 20
"What is the matter?"
Madame Forestier is a kind person, because she is letting Mathilde borrow some of her fine jewelry. - Maupassant, 22
"Oh,my poor Mathilde! How you are changed!"
"The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks." - On page 19 Maupassant describe how Madame Loisel is attractive, but no one knows because she was born into the middle class.
"The day of the ball drew near and Madame Loisel seemed sad, uneasy, anxious" - Maupassant tells us how on the day of the ball, Madame Loisel seemed anxious. (page 21)
"Madame Loisel looked old now. She had become the woman of impoverished households—strong and hard and rough. With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands" - On page 26 Maupassant describes how time and hard work has changed Madame Loisel's apperance.