I sure wish I wasn't poor anymore. I want to be rich like Madam Ramponneau.
What that you have there in your hand.
Its an invitation to the ball at Madame Ramponneau
Can I borrow a beautiful necklace of ours?
Sure what would you like to borrow from me?
In the beginning, Mathilde is poor and doesn't have that much money. “She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her.”
When her husband came home he showed her the invitation from the Minister and Madame Ramponneau. Then she realized that she didn't have the right kind of clothes. “"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."”
Oh no the necklace is missing. What should we do?
She went to her rich best friends house and picked out some jewellery and dress. She ended up finding this very pretty necklace and wanted to wear it that night.
You know the necklace that you let me borrow for the ball. Well, I list it and we've been paying it off for these last few years because it was very expiencive.
When Mathilde gets to the ball she started to dance wildly like nobody is watching her. She was drunk with pleasure and she was graceful and happy.
when she got home she realized that the necklace was missing. So she told her husband and her husband went out to look for it in the streets.
We need to trace our steps.
They worked so hard for 10 years straight to pay off that necklace. Then she finally told her friend the truth about the necklace.