Madame Bovary Essay | Comparing the Theme of Illusions in Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina

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Comparing the Theme of Illusions in Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina

Summary: In both "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert and "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy, both women are under the illusion that having affairs on their husbands will make them happier. This type of thinking comes about because of the illusions imposed by society.
Both the novels "Madame Bovary" and "Anna Karenina" are about married women that commit infidelity. They do so because they are deluded into thinking that it will make them happier. Emma Bovary enjoys reading romantic novels. She strives to find such romance and excitement in her own life she is disloyal to her husband and seeks this romance elsewhere. She sees great passion when there really is none, and does not see the love of her husband, which is clearly present and true. Anna Karenina does not feel that her marriage is lacking in any way, until she meets Vronsky. After that encounter, she begins to see faults in her husband. Faults that are not too serious, but she notices them anyway, her mind seeing Vronsky as the better example. All this and more is created by illusions the...

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