Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Homais encourages Charles to undertake a new operation that he has been reading about to cure the stable boy's clubfoot while at the same time enhancing both their reputations. Emma comes on board to help convince Charles because she thinks he can become the success that she has always dreamed he would be. Finally, he gives into their pressure and orders the prospectus on the surgery.

After being pressured by many people in the town, the boy yields to the surgery. After the surgery, every thinks it was a great success and there is a write-up about Charles in the newspaper.

One evening, Charles is summoned to the hotel where he finds the stable boy, Hippolyte, in such pain that he cannot bear it. His foot is swollen, and Charles decides to let it air but continues on his course of treatment for the surgery...

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