Madame Bovary - Part 2: Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 14 Summary

Charles feels an obligation to pay Homais for all his prescriptions and supplies even though a doctor is usually exempt from these charges. The bills continue to pile up since Emma's illness and Felicite has taken over. She does not have the finesse with the household that Emma had. Then as a final blow, Charles gets a huge bill from the store for Emma's traveling supplies. In order to pay for all the bills, Charles takes out a loan from Lheureux even though he has no idea how he will make good on it.

Emma begins to take comfort in routine, and she once again takes up religion almost feverishly. When Charles' mother comes to visit, she and Emma actually enjoy each other's company.

Homais suggests to Charles that he take Emma to the opera as a distraction. Homais and the priest discuss religious doctrine...

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