2 CharactersMadame Mathilde Loisel- wants to be rich, married to minor clerk (middle class), selfish, pretty, looked like she could have fit into the upper classMonsieur Loisel- clerk, treated his wife well (gave her money to buy a dress, invitation to the ball), loves herMadame Forestier- Mathilde’s friend, upper class, owner of the necklace
3 InferenceInference- any process of reasoning from a premise to a conclusionExample: Sally arrives at home at 4:30 and knows that her mother does not get off of work until 5. Sally also sees that the lights are off in their house. Sally can infer that her mother is not yet home.Susannah's co-worker took off the day before and comes in with a sunburn. Susannah can infer that her co-worker was at the local beach.
4 What can you infer… About Madame Loisel’s values? The dress, the necklace, the lies, the debtMoney, jewelry, being seen as upper class= material things more than familyAbout Monsieur Loisel’s feelings towards his wife?He loves her- works hard for her, keeps her secret, gets tickets to the ball, pays for nice things when he canHe values his wife’s happinessAbout Madame Forestier?Money, things, also friendship because she lets Mathilde borrow the necklaceOR- doesn’t value friendship because it was a fake necklace
5 Character MotivationMotivation- why we act the way we do; a reason to act in a certain wayWhat was Mathilde’s motivation forWeeping when she received the invitation?Borrowing jewelry instead of wearing flowers?What was Monsieur Loisel’s motivation forAdvising his wife not to tell her friend about the lost necklace?
6 Irony- Which kind is seen in “The Necklace”? Review: Irony- a special kind of contrast between what is expected to happen and what actually happens.Three kinds:Verbal- you knowingly say something that means something differentDramatic- understood by the audience but not the charactersSituational- your actions have the opposite effect intended