The Necklace

Ending of story

How is the ending of the story surprising?

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The end of the story is surrising because Mathilde has worked herself (and her husband) into the poor house trying to pay for a necklace that wasn't real in the first place.

"Oh, my poor Mathilde! But mine was imitation. It was worth at the very most five hundred francs! . . . "


The Necklace