The Necklace

both mathilde and frostier hide the truth until the end. explain why you think they hide the truth. what are the consequensesof their actions? in what ways has mathilde changed?

at the end of the story when they both just know the truth.

Asked by
Last updated by Mary K #643289
Answers 5
Add Yours

Mathilde won't admit that she has made a mistake, and her husband..... henpecked, tolerates his wife's refusal to tell her friend the truth about the necklace. In the end, Mathilde is still broke, exhausted, aged, and dwelling upon what might have been.

Madame Loisel looked old now. She had become like all the other strong, hard, coarse women of poor households. Her hair was badly done, her skirts were awry, her hands were red. She spoke in a shrill voice, and the water slopped all over the floor when she scrubbed it. But sometimes, when her husband was at the office, she sat down by the window and thought of that evening long ago, of the ball at which she had been so beautiful and so much admired.

Source(s)

The Necklace

She realized what she has lost broke her friends' heart... Greatly. Madame Loisel approaches her friend 20 years later and tells her the truth. She didn't remember who Madame Loisel was and said that she has aged greatly.

Source(s)

The Necklace

why did M.loisel's expect his wife to be pleased to recieve the invitation from the minister of education

Wh didn't Mme Forestier returned the necklace to Mathilde ?She must have opened that box in those 10 years and had been knowing that it was real diamond.

Source(s)

THE NECKLACE

Mme forestier hadn't hid anything from anyone

Source(s)

THE NECKLACE