The Necklace

What symbolic elements are being used here by the author?

Closey examine the passage at Madame Forestier's house when Mathilde discovers and borrows the necklace. Explain.

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Symbols could include the necklace itself, which appears to be expensive and exquisite, but is only a fake. This represents the illusion of wealth in the eyes of Madame Loisel. It also represents how wealth itself is built on vanity and external validation rather than anything substantial.