The students in Mrs. Huff's 7th grade reading class were asked to write a new ending for the short story "The Necklace." The assignment was to create a script that offers a more developed resolution. Students were asked to emulate the writer's style and try to make their endings indistinguishable from Maupassant's.
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The following are samples of the student's work.
Resolution of "The Necklace" Narrative: Mathilde's jaw dropped and she burst into tears.
Madame Forestier: "Oh my dear Mathilde, why didn't you just tell me the truth when it happened. Now look, at you, you look so ragged."
Mathilde: (Sniffling) I was so ashamed. I thought that I had lost something so valuable of yours, I didn't know what to do. I thought that you would never forgive me.
Madame Forestier: My dear, did you really think that I would loan you something of great value?
Oksana Shein, Austin Turillo, Jamie Mielde
In the Street Narrator: Loisel is shocked, and angry as well, yet she keeps her composure and thinks on her feet. Suddenly, an idea occurs to Loisel. She would return to her past social status. She was sure of it.
Loisel: Oh…umm…uhh…we should get together. Forestier: Certainly, my house for tea? Tomorrow, at three?
Loisel: But of course. Simply splendid! ...>
Faith Chadwick, Mady Brown, Rebecca Small
The Necklace: Part II Madame L: Oh all right, I must be going then.
Narrator: She turns around and starts to walk away.
Madame F: Madame Loisel, wait! You really didn't think that I wouldn't give back the necklace?
Narrator: Madame Forestier reached into her purse, and took out the diamond necklace. ...>
Isabel Crabtree, Erica Croft, Cristina Evans