take out loans and make dangerous deals to obtain the money to purchase an identical necklace to give back to Madame Forestier. After that, they would both spend the next ten years working different jobs inorder to raise the money they spent on the necklace. It was after that had happened that “Madame Loisel came to know the wretched life of the poor” (paragraph 97). The readers can tell that it became clear to her that the life she had was not so bad as she made it out to be and wished she could go back to it. Unfortunately her obsession with appearances and beauty took that all away and she had to pay the pricefor it. The stress from all the hard work over the years made her age faster, becoming “the sort of womanoften found in poor households: tough, grasping, and course” (paragraph 103). When she finally had to courage to confess to her friend about the necklace she borrowed, the friend was shocked she went through so much trouble because the original necklace was a cheap fake, meaning that the past ten years were all for nothing. Madame Loisel’s obsession with superficial objects that lack importance got her the night she had always dreamed of, with everyone adoring her. Later when she loses her friend’s necklace that she borrowed, she and her husband spent the next ten years being miserable while paying off their debts theyhad to pay off the replacement necklace. This toxic obsession with outer appearance was directed to the general audience when it was first published and is still very relevant in today’s society.
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