She borrows what she thinks is an expensive necklace from her friend and unfortunately loses it. The suffering set forth in the story seems to have been needless, due to the fact of misunderstanding and petty pride in Mr. In his short story, "The Necklace", Maupassant focuses mostly on greed.
This hard labor is what robs her of her strength and beauty. Although she knows she can not escape her class, she refuses to accept it gracefully.
She ends up losing everything because of just a night of pleasure. She has grown old and her initial beauty is no longer there.
But afterall — as I have said earlier, we sometimes need to think rationally and be more realistic towards what we have today.
The queen of spade story opens up by criticizing the game of cards among the group of junior army officers. To elaborate more — the juxtaposition between the husband's character Mr Loisel and the main character Mathilde is interesting because we can see the satisfaction which the husband has with his life in comparison to her dissatisfaction.
But mine was only paste.
The night of the party, Mrs. She has learnt to live within her means despite the fact that she is even poorer than in the beginning when she was whining about everything in her life and yet she had enough to sustain her.