Can someone find some foreshadowing in this story that tells about the loss of the necklace,or the real price of the necklace? or even something else?foreshadowing1. loss of necklace2. real price...

Can someone find some foreshadowing in this story that tells about the loss of the necklace,or the real price of the necklace? or even something else?

foreshadowing
1. loss of necklace
2. real price of the necklace
3. or even something else?
please answer as soon as possible :D

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When Madame Loisel goes to her friend, Madame Forestier, to borrow jewelry to wear to the party, she is not satisfied with the selection originally shown her.  Loisel asks if Forestier has "anything else, by chance?"  Loisel is vain and greedy and feels that her beauty entitles her to as much as her friend has.  Forestier is generous and tells Loisel to "...look for yourself.  I don't know which ones you'll like." 

When Loisel comes upon a box lined with black satin, she is awed by the necklace it holds.  When she is able to get out the words to ask if she can borrow that superb necklace, Forestier does not hesitate.  She replies "Yes, of course."  This could be considered an example of foreshadowing of the real price of the necklace; had the necklace been as valuable as Loisel believed, Forestier would definitely been more hesitant to entrust it to someone else.

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