The Necklace

Why is the main character, Mathilde Loisel, described as someone with a "mistake of destiny"?

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M. Loisel believed her destiny was one of wealth, grandeur, and leisure. The story describes her as having been "born, as if by an error of fate, into a family of clerks." This simply means that her aspirations were far above her social status.

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