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Madame Bovary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 4 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 4 Summary

The wedding guests begin to arrive in all manners of transportation. Some ride in two-wheeled charabancs and others in farm carts. In all forty-three guests arrive. The guests' clothes are described in detail with the wealthy wearing tails and the poor wearing only their best shirts. The wedding dinner is very elaborate, and Charles and Emma retire to their wedding chamber where she has given instructions not to let any tricks be played on them. Some of the wedding guests think that Monsieur Rouault is being snobby because he will not let the wedding games go forward, and they feel he slighted some of the guests.

The next day Emma does not give a hint of what conspired in the bedroom chamber, but Charles acts like a young man in love and shows a great deal of affection toward Emma. After the wedding, the newlyweds...

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