Short Story Elements
Who That?
Vocabulary
Plot Point
Conflicts

100

This is the story line. It includes an exposition, rising action, falling action and resolution
What is the PLOT

100

The first name of the protagonist of "The Necklace"
What is Mathilde?

100

Chances or possibilities for success or profit
What are prospects?

100

"Instead of being delighted, as her husband had hoped, she scornfully tossed the invitation on the table, murmuring, 'What good is that to me?'"
What is in the rising action?

100

"All right. I'll give you four hundred francs. But try to get a nice dress."
What is she didn't have a dress for the ball

200

The people in the story.
Who are the CHARACTERS?

200

"__________ experienced the horrible life the needy lived." (pg 33)
Who is Mme Loisel?

200

lack of basic necessities or comforts of life
What is privation?

200

"modest garments of everyday life whose shabbiness clashed with the stylishness of her evening clothes. She felt this and longed to escape..." (p30)
What is in the rising action

200

"The next day she paid her friend a visit and told her of her predicament." (p30)
What is she did not have any jewelry?

300

This is the main idea of the story.
What is the theme?

300

"She was one of those pretty and charming girls, born, as if by an accident of fate, into a family of clerks." (pg 27)
Who is Mme Loisel?

300

Anger or annoyance
What is vexation?

300

"With no dowery, no prospects, no way of any kind of being met, understood, loved and married by a man both prosperous and famous, she was finally maried to a minor clerk in the Ministry of Education" (p 28)
What is in the exposition?

300

"But she wouldn't listen to him and went rapidly down the stairs." (p31)
What is Mme Loisel did not want the other women to see her modest wrap?

400

This is usually found in the exposition. It is the location and time.
What is the SETTING?

400

A flat character in "The Necklace"
Who is M. Loisel, her husband

400

excessive praise or flattery
What is adulation?

400

"And she smiled with proud and simple joy." (p34)
What is in the resolution

400

"Her husband, already half-undressed, said, 'What's the trouble?'"
What is Mme Loisel lost the necklace

500

The person who causes conflict with the protagonist.
Who is the ANTAGONIST

500

"But her husband exclaimed, '"My, but you're silly! GO see your friend ___________ and ask her to lend you some jewlery.'" (pg 30)
Who is Mme Forestier?

500

Filled with shock or horror
What is aghast?

500

"Finally, all was paid back, everything including the exorbitant rates of the loan sharks . . . " (p33)
What is in the falling action

500

"She wrote to his dictation." (32)
What is the necklace was lost?