Why do you think Mme Forestier never contacted Mme Loisel after the return of her necklace in "The Necklace"? Why do you think Mme Forestier never contacted Mme Loisel after the return of her necklace...

Why do you think Mme Forestier never contacted Mme Loisel after the return of her necklace in "The Necklace"?

Why do you think Mme Forestier never contacted Mme Loisel after the return of her necklace in "The Necklace"?

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When Madame Loisel returns the replacement necklace, Madame Forestier "said, with an irritated air:--You ought to have brought it back sooner, for I might have needed it." This irritation might explain why there was no further contact between the two women. They had nothing in common anymore anyway. Madame had probably suspected that her former friend had no intention of returning the necklace, and she might have decided she wouldn't ever lend her anything again. There is a gulf between the rich and the poor which makes it impossible for them to maintain friendly relations. Madame Loisel was terrified that her rich friend would examine the substitute necklace and discover that it was not the same one. That in itself would prevent Madame Loisel from contacting her friend again. And Madame Forestier had no special motive to condescend to contact Madame Loisel. The Bible...

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Because they were distant when they gave her the necklace and keep paying it. In my opinion it was because of that.

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