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Madame Bovary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 3 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 3 Summary

Emma sees Leon in the square the next day, and he waits all day to see her at dinner. The dinner the night before meant a great deal to him because he had never spoken with a woman for so long before. She does not come to dinner that night, and he is disappointed. Homais is especially kind to the Bovary's because he was called in for practicing medicine without a license, and he wants Charles to overlook his advice to clients.

Charles, meanwhile, is gloomy because he does not have any patients, and he is growing increasingly worried about money. He spends his time doting over Emma's pregnancy. She is happy to be pregnant until she cannot afford the layette she wants. When she realizes she cannot buy the layette, she seems to lose some affection for the pregnancy. She holds out hope that...

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