LIT203 Madame Bovary Questions

LIT203 Madame Bovary Questions - Madame Bovary 1 What do...

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Madame Bovary 1. What do the characters of MB do? Discuss characters and their occupations and labor. Support your comments with textual evidence. How does Flaubert insert social commentary into your specific examples? 2. How does Flaubert’s use of language fortify or destroy the meaning of language? writing? art? 3. Select a passage from MB and explicate it. 4. Discuss the range of women characters. What kind of power do they or do they not possess? 5. Discuss the range of male characters. What kind of power do they or do they no possess? 6. Arguably, Flaubert writes a bourgeois text written by a member of the bourgeoisie purchased by consumers of this same class. Please discuss various moments when his social commentary
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Unformatted text preview: is visible. How does he do it? 7. Discuss Flaubert’s handling of religion in MB. 8. What is Emma’s downfall? Is she a romantic or even tragic hero(ine)? 9. How does Flaubert manipulate expressibility, “truth,” realism, and point of view including reader’s response in MB? 10. Discuss the role of a seemingly insignificant character, the blind beggar, in MB. 11. Discuss the significance and symbolism of the carriage scene. 12. In the last chapters of the novel, what does the reader expect from the text? Respectively, what does Flaubert expect from the reader?...
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