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Madame Bovary Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 3: Chapter 8 Summary

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Part 3: Chapter 8 Summary

Emma does not know how she was going to approach Rodolphe. She entered his house the same way she always had and found him in his bedroom. Rodolphe makes excuses for his breakup with her, and she believes him. Finally, after much reminiscing, she asks him for the money.

He tells her that he does not have it, which he genuinely does not, and she does not believe him. She quickly leaves him in a daze.

Emma is so distraught that she barely knows she is alive. Finally, she decides to go to the pharmacy. She persuades Justin to give her the key to Homais' room where he mixes his medicines. Because Justin has grown so fond of Emma, he cannot refuse her.

She immediately goes to the arsenic bottle and crams handfuls into her mouth. When she arrives at home, she feels a sudden...

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