What kind of irony is found in "The Necklace"?

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Guy de Maupassant utilizes situational irony in his short story "The Necklace ," when Mathilde Loisel spends ten years working nonstop to replace Madame Forestier's diamond necklace, which turns out to be fake. Situational irony is when actions in a story have an opposite, unintended effect, so that the outcome is contrary to what was originally expected. Simply put, it is when something unexpected happens in the story that was entirely opposite of what the audience expected. In Guy de Maupassant's short story, Mathilde Loisel borrows Madame Forestier's presumably expensive diamond necklace to wear to an upper-class party. Unfortunately, Mathilde loses the necklace and purchases a similar necklace for thirty-six thousand francs to replace Madame Forestier's lost diamond necklace. In order to pay off the necklace, Mathilde labors for the next ten years, only to discover that Madame Forestier's necklace was a worthless imitation. This is an example of situational irony, because Mathilde and...

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