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Madame Bovary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 3 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 3 Summary

One morning Monsieur Rouault comes to pay Charles for setting his leg. He gives him seventy-five francs and a turkey. While there, he attempts to comfort Charles on the loss of his wife and invites him to visit Bertaux again. Charles decides to take him up on his offer.

He becomes accustomed to living by himself and enjoys not having someone to tell him what to do. One day, he arrives early at Bertaux, and he and Emma are left alone. During this visit, he and Emma bond while discussing childhood and time at school. She takes him to her room to show him all her memorabilia. It is after this visit that Charles considers what will become of Emma, and he decides that he should propose to her. Monsieur Rouault would not be displeased with Emma getting married. She is not an asset to...

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