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List three reasons Mme. Loisel would give as the causes of her unhappiness. As the reader, do you see those causes in the same way that Mme. Loisel sees them? Explain your answer.

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First, Madame Loisel is unhappy because she is not married to a man of the wealth and status that would give her the fine life she dreams of leading. Although she was born in the same lower-middle class world as her husband, she is dissatisfied because she believes she deserves more. Madame Loisel would locate her dissatisfaction in not having had the opportunity to meet a rich man who could appreciate her.

Second, she is unhappy because she has three...

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