Madame Loisel spent nearly every waking hour believing that life had cheated her of a richer destiny. She constantly longed to belong to the higher societal classes, and she daydreamed about lavish parties and expensive adornments.
She convinced her modest husband to buy her a nice dress for a formal party and borrowed what she believed to be an expensive necklace from a friend. After having the time of her life at the party, she lost the necklace and took loans to buy a replacement.
After a decade toiling to pay the debt, she became aged and haggard. She finally told her old friend about the necklace, only to find out it was a cheap costume necklace. Madame Loisel's pride cost her ten years of hard living.Learn more about Literature