Anna Karenina Essay | Religion in Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary

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Religion in Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary

Summary: Examines the novels Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert and Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. Discusses the different perspectives of religion offered in each book. Compares the heroines in each novel and analyzes their conflicts with religion.
Religion in Anna Karenin and Madame Bovary

Religion is seen in both Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenin and Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary; it is not a major theme, nevertheless, both authors skilfully provide their input.

In Flaubert's Madame Bovary, religion is intertwined amongst three main characters; Emma Bovary, Monsieur Homais and Abbé Bournisien. The majority of Emma's life is filled with sin; she commits adultery, is indulgent, dishonest, and commits suicide. Her life is almost a complete mockery of religion. She starts off as a devout Christian who is easily captured by the stories in novels and soon longs for those same adventures. Mistaking Charles for those romantic escapades adultery soon follows; she finds ecstasy in the arms of Rodolpho, then later in Leon.

However, she is not the only way in which Flaubert mocks the church. The town priest in Yonville, Abbé Bournisien...

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