Firstly, Loisel’s needy character led her to borrowing a necklace that was more than what she could afford for a party. She felt that it was humiliating to have no jewel on her because it would make her look “poor among other women who are rich”(5). She wanted to fit in with the other women at the party, so she borrowed a necklace from her friend. Loisel’s needy character brought her to the decision to borrow jewelry that she could not afford to pay back. She partied with the necklace on and on her way home she noticed she lost the necklace missing. In a dire need to give back the necklace she borrowed, Loisel decided to replace the accessory. This was the beginning to her downfall because it led to her becoming in debt. Being too needy and demanding brought her to borrow the necklace, thus, putting the responsibility to keep the jewellery safe. Loisel failed to do this, despite her high standards that she upholds for herself. She lacked the responsibility and care that came with the ownership of the necklace and had to pay a large amount for it.
Secondly, Loisel and her husband were put into debt after borrowing thousands of francs from numerous people. Madame Loisel became indebted with approximately 18 thousand francs. Due to this she and her husband had to do many things in order to pay for the debt, such as doing maidwork, both of them working late evenings, her husband “gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt
Finally, Madame Loisel’s appearance was impacted heavily because of her character of wanting more than what she could have. She was young and beautiful, but because of her choice of trying to look like the other “rich women” at the party, her looks changed. Loisel had made a complete transition from pretty to appear as old, rough, strong, and as a woman of an “impoverished household”(12). Loisel aged a lot and had the appearance of a house made. Her character of wanting to fit in and look rich caused her to do many jobs to repay the people she had originally borrowed money from. Her looks suffered a lot from the stress of working to repay her debts, her hair turned frowsy, and her hands turned red from the constant housework.
In conclusion, Madame Loisel’s character of being needy and very materialist led to her downfall. Loisel’s whole character changed because of what she had experienced due to the consequences of her needy personality. Her materialistic and luxurious character made her borrow more than what she could afford, get into debt, and her whole appearance to change as a whole.