The Necklace

PART A: How does Mathilde’s attitude about life differ from her husband’s? A Mathilde comes from a wealthy family, and she feels she married down; her husband came from a poor family, and he feels he married up B Mathilde understands how important it is

PART A: How does Mathilde’s attitude about life differ from her husband’s?

  1. AMathilde comes from a wealthy family, and she feels she married down; her husband came from a poor family, and he feels he married up
  2. BMathilde understands how important it is to make a good impression; her husband is unaffected by the opinions of others
  3. CMathilde is reckless and thoughtless; her husband is organized and thinks everything through
  4. DMathilde is dramatic and concerned with how others view her; her husband is hardworking and content
PART B: which of the following quotations from the text best support the answer to Part A?

  1. A“Why, darling, I thought you'd be pleased. You never go out, and this is a great occasion.” ( Paragraph 12)
  2. B“She thought for several seconds, reckoning up prices and also wondering for how large a sum she could ask without bringing upon herself an immediate refusal and an exclamation of horror from the careful-minded clerk.” ( Paragraph 22)
  3. C“He threw over her shoulders the garments he had brought for them to go home in, modest everyday clothes, whose poverty clashed with the beauty of the ball-dress.” ( Paragraph 48)
  4. D“It was the end, for her. As for him, he was thinking that he must be at the office at ten.” ( Paragraph 53)
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Mathilde is dramatic and concerned with how others view her; her husband is hardworking and content