The Kugelmass Episode Characters

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Charles Bovary

Emma Bovary's husband Charles is a doctor whom Kugelmass calls a "lacklustre little paramedic" who is "ready to go to sleep by ten" while Emma wants to go out dancing. Emma refers to her husband sarcastically as "Mr. Personality." He falls asleep during dinner as she is talking about the ballet.

Emma Bovary

Emma Bovary is the title character of Gustave Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary, into whose world Kugelmass gets transported by The Great Persky. In Allen's story she speaks in the "same fine translation as the paperback" version of the novel before she suddenly acquires a twentieth-century New York way of speaking. She is much like she is in the Flaubert novel: beautiful and spoiled, interested in material possessions, irresponsible, bored with her bourgeois existence, looking for love and excitement. She detests her marriage and life in the country and is enthralled by Kugelmass's stories of...

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