Do you think hard work changed Mathilde's character?

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At the beginning of the short story, Mathilde Loisel is depicted as a superficial woman, who desperately desires to be part of the upperclass and enjoy a luxurious life. Her lack of material wealth and lower-class status leaves her miserable as she naively believes that worldly possessions will make her happy. Mathilde's attitude instantly changes when Madame Forestier allows her to borrow a presumably expensive necklace to wear at a prestigious ball with her husband. Mathilde thoroughly enjoys the ball and feels triumphant in her beauty. Unfortunately, Mathilde loses Madame Forestier's necklace and she is forced to spend her inheritance and toil for ten years in order to pay the thirty-six thousand francs to buy a genuine replica of the lost...

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