The Necklace

When Mme. Forestier reveals that the necklace was a fake, the reader feels and force of irony-the sense that something has turned out to be the opposite of what we expected. Explain what makes the story's closing sentence ironic.


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Mathilde Loisel and her husband basically sacrificed a life fortune to buy Mme. Forestier a new necklace only to find out the original was a fake.