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Madame Bovary - Part 3: Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 11 Summary

Charles sends for Berthe who gradually forgets her mother. Many of Emma's bills come due and each time he thinks he has seen the last of them another one crops up. Leon sends him a wedding announcement, and Charles imagines that he must be happy.

One day, Charles discovers Rodolphe's goodbye letter. He denies that anything could have happened. He is forced to sell all his possessions and it pains him to see Berthe dressed in rags.

Homais finds great success and even writes a book. He also adopts bohemian ways and tries to live the life of a successful man.

Finally, Charles discovers all of Emma's love letters. He sees Rodolphe, and tells him that he does not blame him. The next day, Charles dies on the bench where Emma had carried on her love affair.

Berthe goes to live with her grandmother who...

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