The necklace

The necklace

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Storyboard Description


Storyboard Text

  • She was one of those charming girls, born by a freak of destiny in a family of toilers. She had no fortune, no expectations, no means of satisfying her ambitions. Instead of marring a rich man she had to marry a clerk in the office of the Minister of Public Instruction.
  • Exposition
  • Mathilde is greedy, and wants to be something she's not, which leads her to do things that are wrong, like borrowing 400 francs to buy a dress to go to the ball with, and not accepting to go to the ball without an expensive necklace, so she can be the same "class" as the other women.
  • Conflict
  • Her husband invited her to go to an important place where high class people will go from his job.
  • Rising action
  • She asked for a jewel to her friend and she gave one to her that Mathilde believed it was a valuable necklace, even though it was beautiful. During the party she lost this necklace.
  • Climax
  • Falling action
  • Mathilde had to work sadly for 10 years to pay the necklace she lost.
  • When she finally bought the original, and expensive necklace to give it to her friend, her friend tells her that the necklace she lost wasn't even a real one.
  • Resolution
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