Madame Bovary - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 4 Summary

Leon gets "airs" around the office, and he spends his time eagerly awaiting Emma's letters. Finally, he breaks down and goes to Yonville to visit her. While he is there, she gets upset and promises to find a way to see him on a regular basis.

Suddenly she takes up the piano again, but she is rusty and begs Charles to allow her to take lessons in Rouen. He will not allow her, but she makes a scene and every time she walks by the piano she make a snide comment until he finally gives in. She uses the piano lessons as an excuse to go to the city once a week to see her lover.

Part 3: Chapter 4 Analysis

Leon thinks his affair gives him status. His attitude at his office eventually determines the outcome of the couple's affair. Emma once again manipulates...

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