Short Story Elements Who That? Vocabulary Plot Point Conflicts

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

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

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What are prospects?
Chances or possibilities for success or profit

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

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

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Who are the CHARACTERS?
The people in the story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What is vexation?
Anger or annoyance

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What is in the exposition?
"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)

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

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

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

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What is adulation?
excessive praise or flattery

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

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

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

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

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What is aghast?
Filled with shock or horror

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

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

"The Necklace"

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