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The Necklace
Updated: 9/7/2020
The Necklace
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Storyboard Text

  • The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks
  • She dressed plainly because she could not dress well, but she was unhappy as if she had really fallen from a higher station
  • She had a friend, a former schoolmate at the convent, who was rich...
  • direct characterization describes Madame Loisel's pretty appearance 
  • He grew a little pale, because he was laying aside just that amount to buy a gun and treat himself to a little shooting next summer..."Very well. I will give you four hundred francs."
  • direct characterization describes Madame Loisel's clothing and how she's unhappy
  • direct characterization describes Madame Loisel's friend who is rich
  • Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she threw the invitation on the table crossly, muttering: "What do you wish me to do with that?"
  • Indirect characterization describes how Madame Loisel's husband is very selfless and gives his savings to her
  • Indirect characterization shows how much Madame Loisel cares about her appearance and doesn't want to look poor at the ball
  • "No; there's nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other woman who are rich."
  • Indirect characterization shows how ungrateful Madame Loisel is
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