Madame Bovary Essay | Madame Bovary

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Madame Bovary

Summary: Provides a book report on the novel, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. Examines the psychological change of Emma Bovary over time and how external environment affects people's ways of thinking.
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Madame Bovary is a profound book which studies human behavior. In this novel we can see the psychological change of Emma Bovary over time and how external environment affects people's ways of thinking. The novel also criticizes romanticism and the relation of beauty to corruption and of fate to free will. Emma represents the moral corruption of a Middle-Class woman over the course of the novel. Flaubert narrates the life of Emma Bovary in an ordinary and yet effective way. He uses omniscient third-person narration to express his feelings, and at the same time narrates the whole story step by step.

The initial situation is introduced when Charles Bovary walks into the classroom as a clumsy and shy fifteen years old boy, being mocked and bullied in school. In the first chapter, Flaubert uses first-person plural "we" to narrate the presence of the country boy, and a...

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