If Madame and Monsieur Loisel were keeping a hidden diary, create four entries from the point of view of the two characters (from "The Necklace").
One at the beginning of the story , one from the night of the ball, one five years after the ball, and one after Madame Loisel's encouter with Madame Forestier.
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The following private diaries are creations regarding specific moments from "The Necklace."
The beginning of the story-
M. Loisel- I gave Mathilde the invitation to the party tonight. She was not as happy as I thought. I even had to give her the money I had been saving for a shooting trip. But, as long as she is happy.
Mme. Loisel- I'm going to a party! This is my chance to live a moment in a place where I really belong. I even borrowed a beautiful diamond necklace from my friend. I wish I had the money she does. At least I will get to look like I do.
The night of the party-
M. Loisel- I cannot believe it. The night began wonderfully. Mathilde was happy. Everyone loved her. She was a different person. Unfortunately, Mathilde lost the diamond necklace. I am going to have to pay for it for a long time. Not only did it cost me my shooting party, it will cost me the rest of my life.
Mme. Loisel- My life is over. I thought I was poor before, but, after losing the necklace, now...Now I will know true poverty.
Five years after the party-
M. Loisel- It has been five years and I am still paying off the debt. I have to say, Mathilde has changed so much over the last five years. She works hard. Yes, she is not as beautiful as she was before all of this, but she has accepted her life.
Mme. Loisel- All I did was clean today. I am actually getting used to it. If I could go back in time, I would not have been so selfish. I guess it took this long for me to realize the error of my ways.
The night of the "reunion"-
M. Loisel- Mathilde met up with her friend tonight, the one who loaned her the necklace so many years ago. I really wish they had never crossed paths. I have worked my fingers to the bone for nothing. The loans I have spent the last 10 years paying off should have only taken me a few months. The necklace was only worth 500 francs!
Mme. Loisel- All for nothing! All for nothing!! My ruin has all been for nothing!
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