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was very pleased to be noticed while wearing nice things. Finally, around 4 a.m. the couple leftthe party and took a cab home. When they returned home the wife realized that the necklace wasnot around her neck. After about a week, the necklace never turned up. They decided the bestthing to do was replace it. The replacement cost 36,000 francs. The Loisels went into extreme
debt just to get enough money to buy another necklace. Mathilde finally returned the necklace toMadame Forestier. Mathilde was relived because she did not notice anything different whenevershe gave it back to her.Then, the misery began. Monsier Loisel had to get three jobs and Mathilde spent all ofher time doing housework. This lasted ten years. This made a great change to the wife’sappearance. She had lost all of her beauty, and looked like a woman from a poor household. Oneday, Mathilde ran into Madame Forestier. She explained to her what really happened ten yearsago. At the end of her explanation, Madame Forestier explained to Mathilde that the originalnecklace was a fake and was not worth anything.AnalysisI believe there are many themes throughout this story. One being, be careful what youwish for. Throughout this whole story the wife was never truly content with her lifestyle. “Shesuffered endlessly, feeling herself born for every delicacy and luxury. She suffered from the