Updated: 9/9/2020

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  • Direct Character 1 Indirect Character 1
  • Direct Character 2 Indirect Character 2
  • She dressed plainly because she could not dress well, but she was unhappy as if she had really fallen from a higher station; since with women there is neither caste nor rank, for beauty, grace and charm take the place of family and birth. (de Maupassant). She is unhappy with what she has because she felt as if she should have been born into a rich family. Direct 1
  • “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, she talked loud while washing the floor with great swishes of water.” (deMaupassant). Her physical appearance changed because they were forced to repay a debt, and she had to work a lot. Direct 2
  • "What do you wish me to do with that?" (de Maupassant). When Mathilde’s husband came home with the invitation, she wasn’t being appreciative for the invitation but threw it away because she didn’t have a fancy dress. Indirect 1
  • “She sat waiting on a chair in her ball dress, without strength to go to bed, overwhelmed, without any fire, without a thought.” (de Maupassant). Mathilde was feeling sorry for herself while her husband went out and looked for it even though it wasn’t his fault. Indirect 2