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Book Report in English Department of Education Religion IV-A CALABARZON Division of Batangas District of Bauan Manghinao Elementary School SY 2011


Title of the Book:The Necklace Author of the Book: Elements of the story: Setting: Characters: Mathilde Loisel Mathilde Loisel wants to be a glamour girl. She's obsessed with glamour with fancy, beautiful, expensive things, and the life that accompanies them. Unfortunately for her, she wasn't born into a family with the money to make her dream possible. Instead, she gets married to a little clerk husband and lives with him in an apartment so shabby it brings tears to her. Mme. Jeanne Forestier Mme. Jeanne Forestier is wealthy. That's basically all you need to know. She's the rich friend the person you turn to when you need something absolutely fabulous to wear to that ball next weekend but don't have the money to buy anything appropriate. That's Mme. Forestier's role in this story: she's that friend for Mathilde. It's also Mme. Forestier who reveals at the end that her necklace was false and thereby single-handedly triggers the twist ending. Belle Époque Paris Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant

M. Loisel M. Loisel is the "little clerk in the Department of Education" to whom Mathilde's family marries Mathilde off. Mathilde herself, as we're quick to find out, isn't terribly happy about her middle-class husband. She hates the shabby

He hopes that Mathilde will be thrilled . Loisel. modest supper she has prepared for him. Now we have a specific problem: Mathilde's now has the best opportunity she's ever had to have a taste of the high life. but refuses to visit her because of the heartbreak it brings her. Conflict The action proper begins when M. She has one wealthy friend. especially that good old homemade Main Events The Main events in the story is when she loses the necklace and spends the next ten years paying to replace it. She regrets her lot in life and spends endless hours imagining a more extravagant existence. yet these are the only things she lives for. While her husband expresses his pleasure at the small. Loisel (Mathilde's husband) comes home with the invitation to the fabulous ball and Mathilde reacts by having a fit. Madame Forestier. he enjoys his life as it is. seems quite happy with their situation. She was married off to a lowly clerk in the Ministry of Education. Before. She possesses no fancy jewels or clothing. on the other hand. One night. her husband returns home proudly bearing an invitation to a formal party hosted by the Ministry of Education. Climax Mathilde's discovery is the most exciting and dramatic moment in the story twist in the last. M. she feels she is not desirable. dreaming of the luxurious life she wants to be leading."averageness" of their life. It's also the turning point in the plot. she dreams of an elaborate feast served on fancy china and eaten in the company of wealthy friends. Without them. and is miserable being cooped up in their apartment all day. the story was a build-up to Mathilde's one glorious night with the rich and famous. Unlike Mathilde. That problem sets the rest of the plot in motion. but she has nothing to wear. who can afford to provide her only with a modest though not uncomfortable lifestyle. Mathilde feels the burden of her poverty intensely. Summary Mathilde Loisel is “pretty and charming” but feels she has been born into a family of unfavorable economic status.

This misery lasts ten years. Feeling emotional. They are both tired and irrevocably damaged from these years of hardship. But she is ashamed at the shabbiness of her wrap and follows Monsieur Loisel outside. Monsieur Loisel purchases the necklace. As the day of the party approaches. She is intoxicated by the attention and has an overwhelming sense of self-satisfaction. mortgaging the rest of their existence. Her husband is upset by her reaction and asks how much a suitable dress would cost. As she removes her wrap. She confesses that the reason for her behavior is her lack of jewels. One Sunday. she discovers that her necklace is no longer around her neck. They continue to look for the necklace. Monsieur Loisel suggests that she wear flowers. When Mathilde returns the necklace. while he fetches a cab. He cloaks her bare shoulders in a wrap and cautions her to wait inside. Terrified. and everyone notices her. and Mathilde selects a diamond necklace. Madame Forestier does not recognize her. Mathilde is the most beautiful woman in attendance. and Mathilde spends all her time doing the heavy housework. who has been doing for hours in a deserted room.M. The Loisels began to live a life of crippling poverty. It costs 40. Mathilde is relieved. she approaches her and offers greetings. They visit many jewelers. Her husband quietly balks at the sum but agrees that she may have the money. she sits and waits for him. Mathilde spots Madame Forestier. He implores her to visit Madame Forestier and borrow something from her. searching for a similar necklace.000 francs. in its case. Mathilde’s extraordinary beauty is now gone: she looks just likes the other women of poor households. He instructs her to write to Madame Forestier and say that she has broken the clasp of the necklace and is getting it mended. but at the end they have repaid their financial debts. They dismiss their servant and move into an even smaller apartment. In a panic. They walk for a while before hailing a cab. When they finally return home. Mathilde starts to behave oddly. After three days. Madame Forestier agrees to lend Mathilde her jewels. Monsieur Loisel says they have to see about replacing it. while she is out for a walk. Through her tears. At the party.. but she refuses. Madame Forestier is annoyed at how long it has taken to get it back but does not open the case to inspect it. away from the cold night air. and finally find one. and when Mathilde identifies herself. Madame Forestier cannot help but exclaim that she looks different. After a week. to Madame Forestier. Mathilde says that the change was on her . She is overcome with gratitude at Madame Forestier’s generosity. she tells him that she has nothing to wear and he ought to give the invitation to one of his friends whose wife can afford better clothing. Mathilde is saddened that the night has ended.000. she finally looks for Monsieur Loisel. but she is instantly angry and begins to cry. although the jeweler says he will give it to them for 36. He returns home much later in an even greater panic—he has not found the necklace. The Loisels spend a week scraping up money from all kinds of sources. Monsieur Loisel goes outside and retraces their steps.with the chance to attend an event of this sort. At 4 A. She thinks about it carefully and tells him that 400 francs would be enough. Monsieur Loisel works three jobs.

Carnelian Book Report In English Submitted by: . Madame Forestier clasps her hands and tells Mathilde the original necklace was just costume jewelry and not worth anything. replacing it. Submitted by: Aldrin G. Bacay Submitted to: Mrs. and working for ten years to repay the debts.account and explains to her the long saga of losing the necklace. Castillo Teacher Department of Education Region IV-A CALABARZON Division of Bauan Manghinao Elementary School SY 2011-2012 Six. Jeneth A. At the end of her story.

Jeneth A. Castillo Teacher . Bacay Submitted to: Mrs.Aldrin G.

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