The Necklace The Necklace

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Why could Matilda not know a man either rich or distinguished?
One evening her husband returned elated bearing in his hand a large envelope. “Here,” he said, “here is something for you.” a. Why was the husband elated? b. What was the reaction from 'you'? c. Why did she give such a reaction?
a. The husband was elated as he had managed to get the invite for the ball. He was sure it would please his wife. b. ‘She’ was quite upset with the invite and threw it spitefully upon the table murmuring. c. She was displeased as she felt, she did not have a gown which was befitting for that occasion.
He threw around her shoulders that modest wraps they had carried whose poverty clashed with the elegance of the ball costume. She wished to hurry away ... a. What precedes these lines? b. 'She' wished to hurry away. Why? c. Which word in the given extract is a synonym of 'not expensive'?
She learned the odious work of a kitchen ... she seemed old now. She had become strong, hard woman, the crude woman of a poor household. a. Who seemed old now? b. What had made her 'crude'? c. What had brought about this change?
Mme Forestier was touched and took both her hands as she replied, "Oh! My poor Matilda! Mine were false. They were not worth over five hundred francs." a. Why was Mme Forestier touched? b. "Mine were false." What does 'mine' refer to in these words? c. How much had Mme Loisel paid for it?
What kind of life did Matilda dream of?
Why did Matilda not like to visit her schoolmate?
Why did Matilda act impatiently when her husband came home with the invitation?
Mention the instances from the text that show Mr. Loisel was a simple man and loved his wife.
Why does Matilda borrow her friend's necklace? What does the incident show about her character?
Why did Madame Loisel's hands tremble when she took the diamond necklace?
How did Matilda feel at her success?
How did the Loisels arrange for the money?
How long does it take the Loisels to pay for the diamond necklace? How does Matilda face the adverse times?
Briefly describe the condition of Mrs. Loisel, ten years after she had lost the necklace.
Why did Jeanne not recognize her friend?
Why was Matilda moved when she saw Madame Forestier at the Champs Elysees?
What changes does the loss of the necklace bring about in the character of Matilda?
Matilda's husband earns the respect and sympathy of the reader through his quiet, unassuming nature. Explain.
Compare the kind of life Matilda aspired of and the kind of life she was forced to live.
The intoxicating success of one night cost Madame Loisel drudgery for ten years. Explain.
Why did Madame Loisel avoid visiting her friends?
In spite of being a great success at the ball Matilda could not enjoy her success for long. Why was it so?
In the end Madame Forestier comments ‘my necklace was paste!’ What does she mean by saying this?
Write the character sketch of Mme Loisel.
What kind of a person is Mrs. Loisel?
What kind of a person was her husband?
What fresh problem now disturbs Mme Loisel?
How is the problem solved?
What do Mr. and Mme Loisel do next?
How do they replace the necklace?
The course of the Loisel’s life changed due to the necklace. Comment.
What was the cause of Matilda’s ruin? How could she have avoided it?

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