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Madame Bovary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 9 Summary

Emma often goes to the cigar case that Charles found on the road and wonders about its origins and who it belonged to. She dreams about Paris. When the fishmongers pass her windows she imagines them traveling to Paris. She buys a map of Paris and traces her fingers over all the streets. She begins subscribing to a fashion magazine and learns all she can about society. No matter what she does, her thoughts always return to Vicomte and Paris and she pines for all the social circles to which she feels she is entitled to belong.

All her surroundings remind her that she is living with less than what she thinks she deserves. She is even irritated with the stable boy because he is so poorly dressed. When she replaces Natasie, the maid whom she fired, she hires an orphan and attempts to train...

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