Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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After Leon leaves, Emma is very depressed much as she was in the days after the ball. She cannot pull her thoughts away from him. So in an effort to dull the pain, she decides she deserves to indulge herself. She begins to buy fancy things from the dry goods store, and she decides to learn Italian. However, as Emma does with all her pursuits, she quickly abandons them. She begins to have the vapors and Charles calls for his mother to visit to help Emma through her latest bout of depression.

Charles' mother suggests that he cancel her library subscription and that he encourage her to make some changes. She also encourages her son to be more forceful with Emma. His mother leaves on market day. On the same day, Monsieur Rodolphe Boulanger calls on Charles for a bloodletting. Rodolphe faints, as does Justin...

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