Our story starts with lady called Mathilde, "She had no dresses, no jewels, nothing.". She wished for the high life, filled with jewels and expensive dresses. Yet she was born into the working class. One day a message reached her and her husband
The message read out as such, "The Minister of Public Instruction and Mme. GeorgesRamponneau request the honor of M. and Mme. Loisel'scompany at the palace of the Ministry on Monday evening,January 18th." and yet Matilde seemed unhappy,
Well, maybe you can buy a very nice evening dress and borrow jewels from your rich friend.
"I have no dress, and therefore I can't go to this ball." No jewels either!
Mathilde had bought a dress and when she asked her friend she was shocked. "Choose, my dear." she told Mathilde. She saw a beautiful diamond necklace and was overcome with need.
Yes, Mathilde of course you can. You are my friend.
Are you sure i can take this diamond necklace?!
Madame Loisel went to the ball and found herself in a beautiful fantasy, "She was prettier than them all, elegant, gracious, smiling, and crazy with joy". Men crowded around her to dance. It was the best night she had in years. When she left the party however...
THE DIAMOND IS GONE
They knew they would be overcome with debt. Sadly they bought a new diamond necklace that seemed a copy of the original, "They could have it for thirtysix(Thousand francs)_.".
We worked for 10 years in debt but we got your friends necklace replaced.
Should we tell her?
One day Mathilde saw her friend in the park. looking as young as she had been so long ago. she felt she must be honest to her friend. she approached her only to find horrible news.
Oh Mathilde but it was a fake! "It was worth at most five hundred francs!"