Mathilde gets mad because she doesn't have any money and she wanted to marry someone wealthy ¨She suffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury.¨
Her and her husband get invited to a dance but she doesn't have a dress. "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 the 18th." and "What do you want me to do with this?"
This is so much fun!
She begs her husband to get a dress, so he gives her money to get one. "Look here, Mathilde," he persisted. "What would be the cost of a suitable dress, which you could use on other occasions as well, something very simple?"
hope she forgives me.
She asks her rich friend for jewelry to wear to the dance. ¨First she saw some bracelets, then a pearl necklace, then a Venetian cross in gold and gems, of exquisite workmanship.¨
She dances around and loses the necklace but doesn't tell her friend. ¨She danced madly, ecstatically, drunk with pleasure, with no thought for anything, in the triumph of her beauty,¨ and "I . . . I . . . I've no longer got Madame Forestier's necklace. . . ."
She works years to get the money to replace the lost necklace. She gives the necklace to her friend and her friend says the necklace her was only a costume jewelry and only cost 500. "I brought you another one just like it. And for the last ten years we have been paying for it. You realise it wasn't easy for us; we had no money. . . . Well, it's paid for at last, and I'm glad indeed."