Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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In February, the group goes to see a new Flax mill being built. While there, Emma gets the chance for a side-by-side comparison of Charles and Leon. Charles is described as unattractive and growing fat while Leon is described as wildly appealing. That night Emma skips the Homais soiree and stays at home where she realizes that she loves Leon and he loves her.

The dry goods proprietor comes to offer her goods for sale and although she refuses, he lets her know that he is always available and can get her loaned money if need be. Leon comes to visit Emma and she sings Charles' praises. After Leon's visit, she immerses herself in household chores, church, and even has Berthe removed from the wet nurse. For awhile she diligently tries to take good care of Charles and her household.

Just as quickly as she...

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