The Question and Answer section for The Necklace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
She doesn't want to admit to Madame Forestier that she lost the necklace she borrowed. This is yet another example of her pridefulness.
At the ball, Madame Loisel is a hit: elegant, joyful, and desired for waltzes. She and M. Loisel return home at nearly 4 o’clock in the morning, and only when they arrive home does Mme. Loisel realize she lost the necklace.
Mathile wept with misery because she was jealous.... she felt herself cheated of all the things her friend possessed.
She had a rich friend, a former schoolmate at the convent, whom she no longer wanted to visit because she suffered so much when...