The Question and Answer section for The Necklace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
She fantasizes about being rich and living a life of affluence and privilege.
Mathilde's husband brought an invitation to a party at the Ministry.
"The Minister of Education and Mme. Georges Rampouneau request the pleasure of M. and Mme. Loisel's company at the Ministry, on the evening of Monday January 18th."
Mathilde dislikes her status in life. She longs to live a life of riches and opulence. She laments that she is married to a clerk who brings in little money.