- The moral lesson of the necklace story
- What is the necklace story?
One day her husband is invited to a party that could potentially give his wife the opportunity to meet some people who were high up in society. He had to beg for the tickets but his wife was not pleased when he got them because she had nothing to wear. Her husband had been saving the little amount of money for buying a new rifle but gave his wife the money to buy a new dress for the party. She was still not happy because she did not have any jewels to go with her new dress so her husband suggested she borrow a necklace from her friend.
Mathilde borrows a diamond necklace from her friend but at some point during the party she finds that she loses the necklace. Mathilde and her husband have to borrow money from loan sharks to get enough together to replace the necklace. The couple had to work hard and do hard manual labor for 10 long years to pay back the loan sharks.
At the end of the story Mathilde bumps into the friend and tells her of the story with the necklace. The friend then admits that the necklace was not real and cost just a tiny fraction of the replacement Mathilde bought for her.