This is madame Loisel's room. She doesn't like her apartment and wants it to be bigger.
I wish I had more money, nicer things, and a bigger apartment.
No. I'm not going unless I have a stunning dress.
Madame Loisel gets an invite to a gathering with wealthy people, but she doesn't want to go because she doesn't have anything to wear.
Why don't you want to go? Wear one of your dresses in your closet. I'm sure you will look very nice.
I can't wait to get a beautiful gown for the gathering! That will show everyone I deserve more than a middle class life.
Madame Loisel convinced her husband to give up his 400 francs he was saving so she could go get a dress. She also borrowed a diamond necklace from a friend.
Would you like to dance?
Madame Loisel gets to the ball and loves it. She looked so pretty all the men were asking her to dance.
Oh no!!! Where is my diamond necklace?!
Madame Loisel got home and realized she lost her friend's diamond necklace somewhere. Her husband went out to look for it and had no luck finding it. Now they would have to pay to replace it!
Ten years later, after Madame Loisel worked everyday to pay off the diamond necklace she bought as a replacement, Madame Forestier tells her the diamonds were fake and it was only worth 500 francs, not 36,000 francs.
You're telling me I wasted 10 years of my life working for a fake diamond necklace?!