Honey! I have lost the necklace Madame Forestier lended me!
Alright, sign here, here, and there.
This story takes place in Paris, France in the 19th century. Madame Loisel, who is middle class wants a lot more than she has. One day, her husband came home from work with an invitation to a party that the rich people will be going to. Madame Loisel is excited to go but doesn't want to look like a pauper because she has nothing to wear.
I need a big loan.
Madame Loisel has nothing to wear to the formal party. She doesn't want to look like a pauper in front of all the rich women. So her husband, who has saved 400 francs for a rifle, gives her the money for a dress. After she buys the dress, she still isn't satisfied, saying she needs jewels.
She gets jewels from her friend, Madame Forestier, a diamond necklace. She attends the party and has a wonderful time but when her and her husband arrive home, she realizes that the necklace is not around her neck. They look all around, but they could not find it. She tells Madame Forestier that she damaged it and it is being repaired.
Madame Loisel has lost the necklace, and can not find it. Her and her husband have to get many loans to pay for a new ring that costs a lot of money.
Madame Loisel has to let go of her maid and start doing cleaning on her own to save money. It takes 10 years for her and her husband to pay off all the loans she took for the necklace.
Madame Loisel runs into Madame Forestier 10 years later, after the loan has been paid and the necklace has been returned. She tells her the whole situation and then Madame Forestier replies "Poor Madame Loisel, my necklace was fake and only worth 500 francs." The necklace Madame Loisel and her husband bought was 36,000 francs. They went through ten years of debt for no reason.