Throughout the story, it talked about a woman named Mathilde. She was overpowered with discontent of her situation in society and wanted more than she could afford. She daydreamed about the pleasures of life and grieved about how little she had. Her husband was a clerk in the ministry of education, who was contented with their situation. They did not have a lot of money but in his heart, it was enough. Her husband noticed there that she was not happy, and with love and good intent, he brought home an invitation to a party which was exclusive to the affluent society. He was hoping it will cheer her up not knowing to them that invitation would change their life for every. At this point in the story, I thought that Mathilde was very lucky to have a husband who will go the extra yard to make her happy. My husband will sometimes go the extra yard to please me but I make sure he knows that I appreciate it.