Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 1: Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Emma has read many of the classis such as Paul and Virginia, and she has dreamed of living the charmed life of the characters in her books. Her father sent her to the covenant to study when she was thirteen. She completely threw herself into her studies. The nuns thought that she might even join the order. An old spinster came to the convent for a week every month to do the mending. She would teach the girls songs about love and tell them stories, and she always brought along a romance novel that she would allow the girls to borrow. After reading these books, Emma becomes infatuated with the love affairs and the passion of the characters. Later, even when she reads Walter Scott, she becomes obsessed with the historical and dreams of the lives of his characters.

When her mother died, she suffered...

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