In the beginning of the story we see madam loisel isn't happy with her life because she feels as if she was meant for a luxurious life style rather then this middle class life style
After going to a party and being able to live a luxurious life for a day she discovers that she has lost a expensive necklace and after not being able to locate it she decides to give her a fake and work for the necklace for about 10 years!
10 years later she sees Foresteir and after working for 10 years looks more rough looking,i think after working for 10 years and paying for this necklace affected her in a good way because it showed her to be more thankful and graceful
In the beginning of the rights to the street of Memphis we see him telling his mom that hes hungry but she tells him that since his dad isn't around anymore she'll have to work now and he'll have to wait
After sending him to the grocery store he runs into a gang of boys who beat him up and take his money,he goes home crying telling his mom but she sends back out to defend himself with a stick
He ends up beating them up and after the fight he claims that he has won the rights to the street of memphis.this shows how much he changes from the beginning because at the end he has more self respect and self esteem .