Mr. Loisel came home one day holding an invitation to a fancy party. Mrs. Loisel wasn't too fond of going.
"Look," he said, "I've got something for you."
"But, my dear, I thought you'd be thrilled to death."
"What do you think I have to go in?"
"How much would a suitable outfit cost-one you could wear for others affairs too."
“I’m not sure exactly, but I think with four hundred francs I could manage it.”
Exposition: This represents the exposition of the story because it shows that Mrs. Loisel only cares about what other people think of her and how society accepts her.
"Oh no!! Where's my necklace?!?!?"
Resolution: Mr. Loisel tries to solve her problems so she can have a good time at the party.
"I'll retrace our steps on foot" he said, "to see if I can find it."
Theme: The theme in this story is greed. For example, when Mrs. Loisel needs a dress she asks for four hundred dollars not caring about what Mr. Loisel was saving for.
Round characters: Mrs. Loisel is a round character. I categorize her as one because she encounters a conflict, the conflict being her losing a necklace that wasn't hers.
Static character: I consider Mr. Loisel a static character because he remains the same. He has always been nice and helpful to Mrs. Loisel and he continues to have these characteristics throughout the story
Setting: The setting of "The Necklace" is in the late 1800's in Paris, France. The story greatly represents dissatisfaction with what society thinks of her and economic struggles.