Madame Bovary - Part 3: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 9 Summary

Charles begs to stay with Emma in her chamber. However, everyone convinces Charles to leave her under the watchful eye of his friends. Homais encourages him to decide on a time for her funeral. Charles says he wants no expense spared. He decides to have her buried in a casket of oak inside a casket of mahogany inside a casket of lead.

Homais and the priest watch over the body together and have a long discussion on religion. Homais says he is not a Christian though he does respect Christianity. Charles continues to sneak into the room to say goodbye to her. Finally, her father arrives for the funeral.

Part 3: Chapter 9 Analysis

The rest of the novel is the denouement, the let down. It is spent tying up lose ends. It is important to notice that no expense is spared in her burial much as...

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