Brackett says, “Madame Forestier freely loans the necklace and then does not care even to examine the piece that Mathilde returns to her, suggesting its low value” (no page). When Mathilde Loisel finds out at the end of the story how much the necklace actually cost the reader isn’t exactly shocked because the reader was able to mentally prepare for it in the
Mrs. Forestier might have told her that her necklace was a fake, and saved her a lot of trouble. In those ten years that they spent paying for the necklace, Mrs. Forestier should have noticed they were having a financial problem, and helped out a bit. In the end, even if just one of these things was changed, the story would have been different, but that doesn 't mean it would be better. Madame Loisel and her husband would have had a better life, but Matilda would have never learned to appreciate what she had. Mrs Forestier would have gotten her original necklace back, but she wouldn 't have had a diamond
The reader understands that the husband of Mathilde is a generous man, desperate to fill his wife 's happiness. Her friend, Mr. Forestier, lend him a sumptuous necklace to ornament his clothes from the golden age. • The day of the ball: When the long-awaited day arrived, the player embarks on reading a list of short sentences. This enumeration is used to highlight the feelings of Matilda. She is happy, happy to be in a prestigious world.
She and her husband spend 10 years buying a replacement. In the end she learns that the necklace was an imitation not the real thing which costed a 1000th of the price. "Madame Forestier, deeply moved, took her two hands. "Oh, my poor Mathilde! But mine was imitation.
Throughout the story Maupassant’s heroine would rather live in her imaginary world, than suffer from the “poorness of her house.” She acts as if “she had married beneath her” and even when her husband is trying to bring joy into her life, Mathilde is ungrateful. Even when the opportunity to appear in high society presents itself, she is reluctant to agree. From the beginning Mathilde is worried about how others will perceive her. She always wants to appear wealthier than she really is. To achieve that illusion during the ball, she must borrow a diamond necklace from a friend, Madame Forestier.
When the Loisels got an invitation to a reception for M. Loisels’s company, Mme. Loisel makes a big deal of needing a fancy evening gown for the occasion. Mme. Loisel also requested that she have some jewelry so she wouldn’t look as poor as she and her husband actually were. Everything came back to bite herself, as well as her husband, in the butt when she loses the necklace she borrowed from her friend, Mme.
After pointless searching, Monsieur Loisel suggests that they replace the lost necklace. However, after learning of its price, Madame Loisel decides to tell Madame Forestier the truth. Despite her husband’s hindrance, she argues that she should not borrow the necklace in the first place. She also offers her services as a maid in compensation for the lost necklace. Strangely, she feels really relieved as for the first time she contents with her life.
When her husband gives her an invitation to a very fancy ball, Mme. Loisel borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Mme. Forestier because she finds “‘...nothing more humiliating than to look poor among a lot of rich women.’” (Maupassant 228). However, she loses the piece of jewelry and has to spend the next ten years of her life trying to pay for the necklace she bought to replace it. From her experience, Mme.
Even when she is in times of turmoil, such as putting herself in debt to replace the costume jewelry, she still recalls the one evening of living extravagantly and being different from her normal life. Mathilde would have much rather replaced an expensive piece of jewelry than admit that the necklace was unfortunately lost, which shows that she has pride in her appearance and personality to the public. Mathilde's pride and obsession with being perfect was what ultimately caused her to be anything but because it consumed all of her time and energy, just like her obsession with her how her persona to the public is