FC: The Necklace Vishal Mehta English 1 Hn 2nd Period
1: There once was a woman, Mme. Loisel, who was very ungrateful with what she had. She always thought she deserved more, like the ladies with pretty dresses and jewelry of the higher- class.
2: Her husband, M. Loisel, always wanted to make her feel better about herself. As he came back from work one day, he smilingly handed a peice of paper to his wife. "It's an invitation to a party! Only the higher-class is getting them."
5: Surprisingly, Mme. Loisel dropped her head, looking even more sad than normal. "What's the matter?" the man asked. "I have no pretty dress to wear," she said.
6: Because M. Loisel wanted to make his wife happy, he set out to find a dress. He was blown away to see that the cheapest dress was very expensive, considering he had been trying to save money for a rifle he wanted.
9: After M. Loisel came home, he asked Mme. Loisel how she liked the dress. "It looks great," she said, "but won't I need something to go with it? Some jewelry will do." A little disappointed with her answer, M. Loisel had an idea. "Why don't you ask your friend? I'm sure she'll let you borrow something." "Good idea," she said.
10: So, with that note, Mme. Loisel went out to Mme. Forestier's house. After asking her to borrow some jewelry, she came out with a jewelry box. There was so much that she wanted but only one stood out the most-- a diamond necklace. "Do you think I could borrow this?" Mme. Loisel asked. "Why of course!" said Mme. Forestier.
13: Excitingly, M. and Mme. Loisel went to the party. As her husband was chatting away with other people, his wife was dancing with all the men. Being the center of attention, it was the most fun Mme. Loisel had ever had.
14: Talking about how each enjoyed the party, M. and Mme. Loisel strolled back to their house. Suddenly, Mme. Loisel fell silent. "I've lost the diamond necklace!" she cried. Frantically, the couple went running around to retrace their steps. It was nowhere to be found.
17: Once again, M. Loisel had an idea. "Let's go to the jewelry store and see if we can find a similar necklace." When they found one that was very similar, they were both astonished at the price. It was way over their budget, but they had to do it.
18: After giving the new necklace to Mme. Forestier without her knowing it wasn't hers, the Loisels were in debt of a lot of money. They had been working very hard for ten years straight, and Mme. Loisel had grown to look very old. Finally, they had paid back all the money.
21: One day, as Mme. Loisel was taking a walk, she spotted Mme. Forestier for the first time in ten years. Because their debt was already paid off, she decided to tell Mme. Forestier the whole story. "So much money!" she cried. "Why, mine was only fake!"
22: Theme The theme is the lesson learned or moral of the story. Obviously, the theme of "The Necklace" is to be honest. This is the theme because Mme. Loisel should've just told the truth to Mme. Forestier. If Mme. Loisel would have done this, they wouldn't have had to dedicate all of their time to paying off a debt for ten years straight. This is why the theme of this story is to be truthful.
23: Irony Irony is an event that occurs contrary to what we, the readers, expect. Irony plays a huge part in "The Necklace," considering it being apart of the theme. In the story, when Mme. Loisel loses the necklace, she thinks she lost the real thing. In reality, she figures out that Mme. Forestier's necklace is fake. This is very ironic because no reader would expect that ending. This is why this story was very ironic.