a simple heart - Date of Reading: October 19, 2009 Title: A...

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Date of Reading: October 19, 2009 Title: A Simple Heart Name of Author: Gustave Flaubert Date of Writing: October 21, 2009 Country of Origin: Europe- France Synopsis: Main Idea: Studies the transcendence of the qualities in a life anchored in the most unfortunate circumstances. Main Characters/Characteristics: 1. Madame Aubain- employs Felicite in her service for over half a century. She rarely displays affection or appreciation for her servant. Madame is the mother of two children, Paul and Virginie, and a widow to a man that left her with many debts. 2. Felicite- is Madame Aubain’s faithful servant and the protagonist of the story. She is deeply devoted to her employer and in many ways protects her. She is a woman of simple mind and simple heart, a believer in the supernatural, clean living, and hard work. Although her devotion is almost never reciprocated or appreciated, her need to love never fails. Despite a life of hard work, repeated disappointment, and the gradual loss of everyone dear to her, she is unwavering in her faith. When her
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