Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 1: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapter 5 Summary

Emma takes a tour of the house. The house is described in great length as an ordinary middle class home in the country. Emma immediately begins making changes to the house. Charles feels completely happy, and the couple develops a routine of taking meals and going for walks together, and every morning Emma stands at the window as Charles leaves for his rounds. As Charles is experiencing the happiest time in his life, Emma begins to think she was mistaken about love. She remembers all the descriptions of love she had read about, and she realizes that she does not feel that with Charles.

Part 1: Chapter 5 Analysis

The description of the house adds another layer to the backdrop that Flaubert is creating of an ordinary middle class home. There is nothing extraordinary about this house. Emma's desire to change the house is not an attempt...

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