Madame Bovary - Part 2: Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 10 Summary

Emma begins to share Rodolphe's fears and becomes more careful when going to visit him. One day she runs into Monsieur Binet duck hunting. She tells him that she is visiting the wet nurse. All day she worries because she knows Binet knows that Berthe was removed from the wet nurse more than a year ago. She worries that he will gossip about her indiscretion with the townspeople. Charles, in an effort to distract her from her mood, takes her to Homais' where she runs into Binet. Binet makes an innuendo to her early morning escapade, but he does not reveal her secret.

In light of this incident, Rodolphe and Emma find a better place to have their affair—in her garden or in Charles' consulting room. Because Rodolphe knows that he is loved, he begins to slack off in his affection toward her. Emma...

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