Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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As winter approaches, Emma moves her bedroom into the parlor for warmth. From the window, she can see the street, and she watches Leon pass by twice a day. Monsieur Homais often calls on the Bovary's during dinner to discuss the news and patients. Justin, Monsieur Homais' nephew who is also his apprentice, also hangs around the Bovary home and many people suspect it is because he has a crush on the maid.

On Sundays, Monsieur Homais holds little soirees. The group plays cards, and Leon always helps Emma with her card playing. After cards, Monsieur Homais and Charles play dominos while Emma and Leon read together with a growing intimacy. Leon is also friendly with Charles who sees Leon and Emma's relationship as natural. Leon brings Charles a birthday gift and Emma exotic plants. Emma gives Leon an elaborate coverlet. Their obvious affection leads...

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