The Question and Answer section for The Necklace is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Madam Loiesel was not living in poverty, she just was not high class. She felt she should be part of the world of the rich and glamorous instead of living in the middle class.
The Necklace Mathilde had lost was a fake. She had spent years working to pay back a necklace that was only worth 500 francs to begin with.
1) She imagined silent antechambers, heavy with Oriental tapestries, lit by torches in lofty bronze sockets, with two tall footmen in knee-breeches sleeping in large arm-chairs, overcome by the heavy warmth of the stove.
2) She imagined vast...