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Unlike most protagonists, Mathilde Loisel isn't a very sympathetic character. Her husband works hard to provide for the family even extending himself to give her some of the finer things in life (as much as he can). Mathilde is not satisfied; she would have preferred a husband with better prospects. Mathilde, not born into luxury, feels she is owed a life of luxury. She feels the life of a mere clerk's wife is beneath her. This actually sets the reader up with an undesirable protagonist, which makes this story different and unique. There is also the sense that the reader finds a little of their own shortcomings in Mathilde. Most people do wish they were better off financially or even rich in life.