“Haven't you any more?” “Why, yes. Look. I don't know what you like.” All of a sudden she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb necklace of diamonds; and . The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks. She had no. the diamond necklace - Download as Word Doc .doc /.docx), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. report about the diamond necklace.
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First she saw some bracelets, then a pearl necklace, then a Venetian cross in Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin case, a superb diamond necklace; her . The Diamond Necklace,, by Guy de Maupassant. Page 1. The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a. The Necklace. She was one of . She saw first of all some bracelets, then a pearl necklace, then a necklace of diamonds, and her heart began to beat with an.
He went to the police, to the newspapers to offer a reward, to the cab companies, everywhere the tiniest glimmer of hope led him. Tortured — to cause great suffering. She had a rich friend, a former schoolmate at the convent, whom she no longer wanted to visit because she suffered so much when she came home. She thought of silent antechambers hung with Oriental tapestry, illumined by tall bronze candelabra, and of two great footmen in knee breeches who sleep in the big armchairs, made drowsy by the oppressive heat of the stove. Madame Forestier, deeply moved, took both her hands. Then they went from jeweler to jeweler, searching for a necklace like the other, trying to recall it, both sick with chagrin and grief. Loisel's company at the Ministry, on the evening of Monday January 18th.
His experience among the Norman peasants, as a soldier in the Franco Prussian War, and a civil service officer for the government were in corporate in a total of more than thirty volumes, short stories, novels, plays, and travel sketchers. Guy De Maupassant came to believe that man is a victim of his heredity and environment. Characters 1.
Mathilde Loisel She is the girl who borrowed the necklace to Madame Forestier and who lost the diamond necklace. She also pretty and charming. Loisel He is a good husband to Mathilde Loisel, Mr. Loisel is patient, caring, lovable, and understanding. Madame Forestier A friend of Mathilde Loisel and she is beautiful and also charming. Settings The night of the ball and palace of the Ministry on Monday evening, January 18 th. Resolution His husband and Mathilde Loisel was working harder to return the diamond necklace that Mathilde borrowed from Madame Forestier and the success of working and they replace the necklace form Madame Forestier.
Summary There was a girl who is rich, pretty and charming. She married to a little clerk of the ministry of Public Instruction. Until they invited to go at the minister of Public Instruction Ball. The night of the ball arrived. Mathilde was a great success she was prettier than any other woman present. His husband had been sleeping since midnight in a little deserted anteroom.
When they reached the street they could not find a carriage. When she go home, she suddenly uttered and cry, because she no longer had the necklace around her neck. She tells to his husband that she lost the diamond necklace. His husband returned to the party that was Mathilde lost the necklace but he was found nothing.
The next day the couple goes to the jewelry shop and they see a similar necklace. Mathilde and his husband were working harder because of the diamond necklace that Mathilde lost. At the end of ten years, they had paid everything, Mathilde Loisel life was changed because of the diamond necklace that she lost. She suddenly perceived woman who was leading a child. It was Madame Foreister did not recognized Mathilde Loisel because her look was changed then Mathilde Loisel tell her about the necklace that she had lost but she brought her back another exactly like it.
Madame Forestier said to Mathilde that her necklace was a paste and it worth at most only five hundred francs. Vocabulary Words 1. Ingenuity — skill or cleverness in discovering, inventing or planning. Her ingenuity in cooking can bring her to success. Cease — to come or bring to an end. I want to cease the war. Tortured — to cause great suffering.
She tortured the pig. Dainty — delicacy Ex.
I have a dainty dinner 5. Triumphant — celebrating victory. An accident happen when we are triumpanting. Queer — oddly unlike the usual or normal. That was a queer house. Intoxicated — to make wildly excited. She is intoxicated to go to the party. Thunderstruck — stunned as if struckly or thunderbolt. Odious — causing hatred or strong dislike. Hierarchy — any system of persons or things ranked one above another.
The logical structure of a document is defined visually, typically through a hierarchy of headings. Home Reading Report Submitted by: All the attaches of the Cabinet wished to waltz with her. She was remarked by the minister himself.
Her husband had been sleeping since midnight in a little deserted anteroom with three other gentlemen whose wives were enjoying the ball. He threw over her shoulders the wraps he had brought, the modest wraps of common life, the poverty of which contrasted with the elegance of the ball dress.
She felt this and wished to escape so as not to be remarked by the other women, who were enveloping themselves in costly furs. But she did not listen to him and rapidly descended the stairs. When they reached the street they could not find a carriage and began to look for one, shouting after the cabmen passing at a distance.
They went toward the Seine in despair, shivering with cold. At last they found on the quay one of those ancient night cabs which, as though they were ashamed to show their shabbiness during the day, are never seen round Paris until after dark.
It took them to their dwelling in the Rue des Martyrs, and sadly they mounted the stairs to their flat. All was ended for her. She removed her wraps before the glass so as to see herself once more in all her glory.
But suddenly she uttered a cry. She no longer had the necklace around her neck! They looked among the folds of her skirt, of her cloak, in her pockets, everywhere, but did not find it. He went out. She sat waiting on a chair in her ball dress, without strength to go to bed, overwhelmed, without any fire, without a thought. He went to police headquarters, to the newspaper offices to offer a reward; he went to the cab companies — everywhere, in fact, whither he was urged by the least spark of hope.
That will give us time to turn round. The next day they took the box that had contained it and went to the jeweler whose name was found within. He consulted his books. Then they went from jeweler to jeweler, searching for a necklace like the other, trying to recall it, both sick with chagrin and grief.
They found, in a shop at the Palais Royal, a string of diamonds that seemed to them exactly like the one they had lost. It was worth forty thousand francs. They could have it for thirty-six.
So they begged the jeweler not to sell it for three days yet. And they made a bargain that he should buy it back for thirty-four thousand francs, in case they should find the lost necklace before the end of February. Loisel possessed eighteen thousand francs which his father had left him. He would borrow the rest. He did borrow, asking a thousand francs of one, five hundred of another, five louis here, three louis there. He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.
She did not open the case, as her friend had so much feared. If she had detected the substitution, what would she have thought, what would she have said?
Would she not have taken Madame Loisel for a thief? Thereafter Madame Loisel knew the horrible existence of the needy. She bore her part, however, with sudden heroism. That dreadful debt must be paid. She would pay it. They dismissed their servant; they changed their lodgings; they rented a garret under the roof. She came to know what heavy housework meant and the odious cares of the kitchen. She washed the dishes, using her dainty fingers and rosy nails on greasy pots and pans.
She washed the soiled linen, the shirts and the dishcloths, which she dried upon a line; she carried the slops down to the street every morning and carried up the water, stopping for breath at every landing. And dressed like a woman of the people, she went to the fruiterer, the grocer, the butcher, a basket on her arm, bargaining, meeting with impertinence, defending her miserable money, sou by sou.
At the end of ten years they had paid everything, everything, with the rates of usury and the accumulations of the compound interest. Madame Loisel looked old now. She had become the woman of impoverished households — strong and hard and rough. With frowsy hair, skirts askew and red hands, she talked loud while washing the floor with great swishes of water.
But sometimes, when her husband was at the office, she sat down near the window and she thought of that gay evening of long ago, of that ball where she had been so beautiful and so admired.
What would have happened if she had not lost that necklace? Who knows? How strange and changeful is life! How small a thing is needed to make or ruin us! But one Sunday, having gone to take a walk in the Champs Elysees to refresh herself after the labors of the week, she suddenly perceived a woman who was leading a child. It was Madame Forestier, still young, still beautiful, still charming.
Madame Loisel felt moved. Should she speak to her? Yes, certainly. And now that she had paid, she would tell her all about it.