Historical Context in The Necklace
Historical Context Examples in The Necklace:
"convent..." See in text (The Necklace)
This is shorthand for a convent school. Many schools like these were attached to a convent and run by the nuns who lived there. The student population typically consisted of primarily girls. Since she knows her rich friend from school, it is possible that Mathilde's friend acquired her wealth and status through marriage.