The Question and Answer section for The Necklace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The narrator implies that life as Mathilde knew it was over. She would have to work for years to pay pack the necklace that she had lost.
That's an interesting question, a question I'd have to answer both 'yes' and 'no' to. First, we have Mathilde's rejection of flowers and desire for jewels. She would never have purchased paste (a fake), nor, would she have borrowed it had she...
At what point in the story are you referring to?