Why is Mme. Loisel anxious to hurry away from the ball?????
The Loisels did not leave the ball until about four o'clock in the morning because Mme. Loisel was having such a good time and had so many men wanting to dance with her. When she and her husband put on their outer garments, she was anxious to hurry away
...so that she should not be noticed by the other women putting on their costly furs.
She is a little like Cinderella, who loses a glass slipper in her haste to leave the ball before her coach turns back into a pumpkin.
Here Maupassant uses Mme. Loisel's vanity once again, but for a different purpose. It is almost certainly because she is in such a hurry to get away, and because it is...
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