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Symbolism in "Madame Bovary"

Summary: Essay discusses the symbolism in "Madame Bovary."

In Madame Bovary, Flaubert pays close attention to minute details such as Emma's wedding dress, windows, cigar case, and flowers. For example, Flaubert spends almost an entire chapter describing Emma's and Charles' wedding using meticulous details to paint a picture of her wedding dress, the cake and the feast that followed. In contrast with, at the end of chapter four, he ends it with, "When they left Tostes in the month of March, Madame Bovary was pregnant." Emma's pregnancy is not mentioned again after several chapters. One might think that Emma's pregnancy would be a major event in the book, but Flaubert doesn't describe it in nearly as much detail as he does with, for example, the wedding dress or feast. Through Flaubert's precise attention to small details that might seem unimportant, he is able to use simple object to describe Emma's oppression and show a...

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