Gustave Flaubert | Critical Essay by Nathaniel Wing

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Gustave Flaubert.
This section contains 5,948 words
(approx. 20 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Nathaniel Wing

Critical Essay by Nathaniel Wing

SOURCE: Wing, Nathaniel. “Reading Simplicity: Flaubert's ‘Un Coeur simple.’” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 21, nos. 1-2 (fall-winter 1992-1993): 88-101.

In the following essay, Wing explores Félicité's metonymic relationship to the world in “Un Coeur simple.”

Cen'est pas une petite affaire que d'être simple.”

—Flaubert, letter to Louise Colet, 20 Sept, 1851

It has become commonplace in modern readings of Flaubert to observe that the protagonists of his texts are themselves readers, represented as interpreters of the world of the fiction and that the realization of their desires depends upon the ability to understand and manipulate the codes that constitute the intelligible world. From Emma Bovary, whose sensibility and understanding have been formed by the stereotypes of Romantic literature, to the minor characters...

(read more)

This section contains 5,948 words
(approx. 20 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Nathaniel Wing
Follow Us on Facebook