Madame Bovary - Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2: Chapter 15 Summary

Emma is overcome by the opera from the beginning. She is totally enthralled with the romanticism of the opera. The tale of the lovers drives her to memories of the past and she overcome almost to the point of fainting. When Charles goes to get her a drink, he runs into Leon.

Leon comes and sits with them. Emma is so overcome in his presence that she loses interest in the opera. Leon and Emma convince Charles to leave the show early to go to a café. The trio has idle conversation, but Emma and Leon sense that they have more to say to each other. Charles convinces Emma to stay on in Rouen to catch another showing of the Opera.

Part 2: Chapter 15 Analysis

The surroundings at the opera and the plight of the lovers in the show offer the perfect place for Leon to...

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