CBSE Revision Notes for class 10 English Footprints without ‘ The Necklace chapter 7

CBSE Revision Notes for class 10 English Footprints withoutThe Necklace chapter 7

CBSE book Footprints without feet class 10 chapter 7 Revision Notes The Necklace class 10 chapter 7 detailed Notes of the Lesson along with highlights of chapter 7 were prepared based on the latest exam pattern we have provided The Necklace class 10 chapter 7 Revision Notes to help students understand the concept very well

The Necklace class 10 chapter 7 Revision Notes

Chapter Sketch

The Necklace” is a story of a middle -class lady named Matilda, she was born in a clerk Family and was married to a clerk named M Loisel Matilda was a very pretty young lady but she was dissatisfied with the poverty of her family she wanted to have the luxuries in her life she hated her own humble surroundings and spent her time dreaming about a fancy and luxuries life ,

She borrowed a necklace from her friend Mme forestier and lost it in the ball (party ) she decided to replace it by a necklace that looked similar to it , it is cots her a fortune and they had to live in a miserable condition to repay the loan they took to buy it it is a tale of how her desire to have more lead to her ruin

About the Characters
  • Matilda Loisel ” she is a pretty young woman who is married to a clerk she is dissatisfied with she has she is always lost in her dreams of wealth and pleasure
  • M.Loisel” he is the husband of Matilda and is an ordinary clerk he lives within his means he always tries to please his wife as he is a caring man
  • Madam Forestier” she is a good friend of Matilda she is helpful and considerate she lends Matilda a necklace that leads to her ruin
Overview of the Chapter”

Matilda Loisel and her Unhappiness

Matilda Loisel” a middle -class lady desperately wished she were wealthy she was very pretty and charming but had the bad luck to be born into a family of clerks and married to another clerk” M Loisel her husband worked as a clerk in the office of the board of Education Matilda was simple but she was Unhappy she was so convinced that she’s meant to be rich that she detested her real life and spent all day dreaming and despairing about the fabulous life that she was not having

M Loisel Brought an Invitation”

One day M Loisel brought an invitation to a fancy ball organized by his boss the minister of Education M Loisel thought that her wife would be delighted to read the invitation but she was not delighted to see the invitation she told her husband that she does not have a good dress to wear to that occasion and ask him to give the invitation to his friend her husband M Loisel told her that she could buy a new dress he had saved four hundred francs to buy a gun to join some hunting parties he said that he would give that money to her for buying a new dress

Matilda Gets Necklace From Mme Forestier”

Matilda buys a new dress but she was not happy her husband asked the reason for her sadness she says that she would not go for the ball as she does not have jewelry to wear with the dress he replied that she should wear some natural flowers but she was not convinced then he advised her to borrow it from her friend Mme Forestier next day she went to her friend’s house and borrowed a necklace for the ball

Matilda at the day of ball”

The night of the ball arrived and Matilda was happy on the occasion she looked very beautiful in the dress everyone liked her and she was absolutely thrilled she and her husband did not leave until 4 am then they caught a cab returned home

The Necklace was lost”

when she returned home and was changing her dress Matilda wanted to see her beauty in final view before that mirror suddenly she noticed that the necklace was not around her neck she was shocked to see that her necklace had got lost she cried out and informed her husband that she had lost the necklace her husband searched for the necklace on every place where they went last night he went to the police and the cab officers he also put an advertisement in the newspapers but the necklace was not found so he advised her wife to write a letter to her friend telling her that she needs some time to get the necklace repaired

Loisel Replace the Necklace “

At last Matilda decides to replace the necklace with a necklace that looks similar to it her husband gives her 18, 000 francs which his father had felt for him he takes a loan of the remaining amount and purchase a diamond necklace for, 36,000 francs she returns the necklace to her friend buying the necklace bought the Loisels in poverty they lost their house their maid their, comfortable lifestyle and on top of it all Matilda loses her good – looking face

The Truth Revealed out”

After ten years all the debts were finally paid one day Matilda was walking in the champs Elysees and saw Mme Forestier informed her that it was a fake necklace and the cost of it was only five hundred francs

Chapter Highlights
  1. Matilda an ordinary woman unhappy with her monotonous simple life, dreams of grandeur all the time
  2. M. Loisel Matilda’s husband is satisfied with what he has he is also happy being a clerk
  3. Loisel get invited to a ball at the minister of Public instruction ‘s place
  4. Loisel think that his wife would be happy to know about the invitation to the ball
  5. Matilda is displeased and refused to go as she does not have a dress to wear to the ball
  6. Her husband offers to buy her a dress for four hundred francs
  7. Matilda buys a good dress but is still unhappy as she has no jewels to complement the beauty dress
  8. Her husband suggests borrowing jewels from her friend Mme Forestier
  9. Mme Forestier lends eMatilda a diamond necklace
  10. Matilda becomes a celebrity at the ball party as everyone admires her beauty
  11. Unfortunately the couple discovers the necklace is lost as they reach home
  12. M. Loisel contacts the police cab officers advertises to award the finder of the necklace but to no avail they decide to buy a new necklace to replace it
  13. M.Loisel collects 18000 Francs and they borrow eighteen thousands more to pay for the necklace
  14. The couple spends ten years to pay back the debt, working day and night and suffering from dire poverty
  15. Ten years of poverty and misery render them old and weary
  16. M.Loisel meets Mme Forestier one day and narrates the story of the necklace
  17. Mme Forestier informs her the necklace was worth just five hundred Francs
Word Meanings

The give page nos. correspond to the pages in the prescribed textbook

if lesser rank or importance

Petty of lesser rank or importance
Incessantly Continuously
Tureen A deep bowl with a cover used for serving soup
Exquisite Finely made
Despair A complete loss of hope
Elated To be extremely joyful
Spitefully Hurtfully
Dismay A feeling of unhappiness and disappointment
Vexed Annoyed Frustrated or worried
Ecstatic very happy and excited
Intoxicated Filled
Salon A room used for entertaining guests
Modest Not Expensive
Cloak A sleeveless garment that hangs loosely from shoulders
Bewilderment Confusion
Chaplet A string of (diamonds )
Usurer Moneylender
Attic A space or room inside the roof a building
Crude very simple
Sou A French coin of low value
Perceived Noticed, spotted
Personage Name

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