When she prepares to attend a fancy party, she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend Madame Forestier, then loses the necklace and must work for ten years to pay off a replacement. Why would she believe something like that if she has never seen any difference. Sadly, in the end after all she has put herself and her husband through, she finds out that it was really in vain. At least until she sees the most fabulous, expensive looking piece of jewelry, that is: the diamond necklace. They realize the inevitable situation they are in and have to replace the necklace.
Vain — Mathilde wanted all the attention of the ball to fall on her. Madam Loisel has always dreamed of a luxurious life with servants and such, and is unhappy because she is not wealthy. It does seem like at some level her complete and total unhappiness has got to be self-induced. He saw that she was working hard to correct her mistake and indeed was learning from it. Forestier's role in this story: she's that friend for Mathilde. It was at that moment that she had noticed that the necklace was missing. Forestier may be a minor character, but she is still significant to the story.
Loisel's pride in herself is seen throughout the story. She also realized that she was at rock bottom now, her and her husband both, and she had put them there. She notices that she is youthful and attractive. We are never even given a clear description of her. Character development gives the reader insight to the more important meanings or lessons of the story.
These lessons are usually brought out by the events that take place within the story. After a night of happiness, during which she immerses herself in the life of glamour that she believes she deserves, she spends the next ten years paying for her fleeting happiness as a result of losing the borrowed necklace. You will get it few hours before your set deadline. The two women most likely don't meet again until they run into each other on the Champs Elysées ten years later. And when she does go to the ball, that's exactly what she is: The day of the party arrived. Her hair ill kempt, her skirts awry, and her hands red, she spoke loudly and she washed the floors with big buckets of water. So maybe, in a certain way, Mathilde's better off when she's poor.
The sight of the Breton girl who did her humble housework aroused woeful regrets in her and desperate dreams. When she runs into Mme. An example of this would be when she loses the necklace he is the one who spends his inheritance to pay back for her mistakes. She's obsessed with glamour — with fancy, beautiful, expensive things, and the life that accompanies them. Madame Loisel now knew the horrible life of necessity….
Her life seems to be miserably boring. Madame Loisel spent nearly every waking hour believing that life had cheated her of a richer destiny. She convinced her modest husband to buy her a nice dress for a formal party and borrowed what she believed to be an expensive necklace from a friend. Her mind quickly changes when she want a new dress which her husband buys. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means o … f getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she let herself be married off to a little clerk in the Ministry of Education. The problem is that we do not see any quality in Mathilde that would support such theory. He remains the same or is constant.
When he suggests flowers she just makes matter worse. They had to dismiss their maid, move to an even smaller place, and she was visibly shaken as well as mentally affected. Notice that, after working to replace the necklace, she went into a worse lifestyle than she had before. Forestier, with plenty of money, jewels, and beautiful clothes. Loisel's thoughts are constantly just dreaming about being in the high class rank.
She did not like the way her house looked, she did not like the food they had. But her greed's not the end of the story. She felt that she deserved these things. She always daydreams of fancy dresses and jewels, and imagines herself being envied by others. That's because what Mathilde really wants is to be wanted.
Another example of a flat character is Mrs. The most obvious thing she wants out of life is: expensive stuff. Madame Loisel's pride cost her ten years of hard living. Madame Forestier in Guy de Maupassant's ''The Necklace'' is a minor character because she is in the background and is not well developed. Loisel is so caught up in her own self-centeredness that she totally forgets about her husband. She doesn't seem to have a terribly close bond to her husband, or find him attractive. She becomes even more upset when she is invited to a ball.