Madame Bovary | Study Guide

Gustave Flaubert

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madame-bovary-gustave-flaubertDeathDeath touches nearly every character and aspect of the novel, standing in contrast to Emmas hopes and desires.WindowsEmma is often gazing out of windows, showing her confinement and desire to escape.MotifsSources: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera, Encyclopaedia Britannica,The Grove Book of Opera Singers by Laura Williams Macy, The Guardian,Wordsworth Editions, Yale University Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.AuthorBorn into a wealthy family in France, Flaubert was greatly interested in writing about the bourgeoisie, or middle class. He was known for his style of literary realismwhich attempted to depict life as it really was, as in his most popular work, Madame Bovary.GUSTAVE FLAUBERT1821–80ow the cravings of the flesh, the yearning for money and the melancholia of passion, all were compounded in a simple sorrow.Narrator, Part 2, Chapter 5Madame Bovaryby the NumbersYear Flaubert was acquitted on obscenity charges for writing Madame Bovary Flauberts age when he wona literary prize for an essay on mushrooms Year Emmanuel Bondevilles opera Madame Bovary premiered Printings of Madame Bovary made in 1857 31857151951In 19th-century France, Emma Bovary is unhappily married to the dull Charles Bovary. Frustrated and bored by her uninteresting country life,she carries on a series of affairs in pursuit of passion and true love, but she meets a tragic end in a society that has little sympathy for her actions.The TragicPursuit ofPassionMAIN CHARACTERSPower & HelplessnessEmma follows a path toward financial ruin in her quest for independence. Desire & Dissatisfaction Emma craves romantic love but quickly tires of it, leading to ongoing unhappiness. Freedom & ConfinementSocietal rules and customs require Emma stay locked in an unhappy marriage. Rodolphe BoulangerWealthy man; seduces EmmaMonsieur HomaisPompous town pharmacist; helps ruin Charless reputationMonsieur LheureuxSly merchant and moneylender; leads Emma into financial ruinLéon DupuisRomantic town clerk;has an affair with EmmaCharles BovaryPlain, common,unskilled doctorEmma BovaryRomantic woman; craves love, beauty, and moneyAcquaintancesLoversMarriedThemesGustave Flaubert 1856FrenchNovel AuthorFirst Published Original LanguageMadame BovaryTragedy

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