Madame Bovary - Part 2: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 9 Summary

Six weeks go by before Emma hears from or sees Rodolphe again. On their next meeting, he again confesses his love for her, but she continues to resist. He works to impress Charles by calling him Doctor when he walks into the room, and he suggests to the doctor that Emma come horseback riding with him for her health. Emma resists Rodolphe's suggestion, but Charles convinces her by telling her she can purchase a new riding habit.

When Emma and Rodolphe go out riding, everyone comes to watch them ride in their striking outfits and with their expert horsemanship. They ride high on a hill where Rodolphe once again confesses his love. At first, she puts up a timid refusal but finally submits to his advances.

That night at dinner, she is distracted. Once rid of Charles, she locks herself in her room and jubilates...

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