The Necklace Questions and Answers
by Guy de Maupassant

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What is the plot of "The Necklace"?

Madame Loisel is a beautiful but dissatisfied woman. She borrows a diamond necklace from a rich friend for a ball. When she loses the necklace, she and her husband take out a huge loan to replace it. Repaying the loan impoverishes them and ruins their lives. At the end, Madame Loisel finds out from her friend that the diamond she lost was a fake, worth next to nothing.

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The plot of a story is the events that occur in it. In "The Necklace," Madame Loisel is a beautiful young woman who marries a man of her own social class, a minor government official. She is unhappy with their modest life. She reads romance novels and longs for wealth, beautiful clothes, lushly furnished rooms, and grand balls.

When her husband gets tickets to a ministry ball, he thinks his wife will be...

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