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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant

The charming lady, Madame Loisel, thought that she deserved a better life, better house, better husband and, most importantly, exquisite clothes and jewels.

Chance knocked at her door for a great opportunity for her to show off her elegance and beauty, and she lived it all as she and her good husband attended a party of the Minister of Education.

She borrowed from a friend what she thought to be a diamond necklace, and acted like a rich lady with a high class. 

But life in unpredictable. The necklace was lost!

For a few moments of sheer Ecstasy Madame Loisel had to endure ten year of paying off debts and working hard all day long to save her life.

In the very last line, Guy De Maupassant revealed one of fiction's master denouements when we get to know that the necklace, which was lost was actually an imitation and not real.

Daydreaming and high expectations caused Madame Loisel ten years of anguish. Her dreams are tied to vanity and materialism, which blinded her from the real…