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The Fall of Madame Bovary Madame Bovary is a classic renowned for the impartialness and creativity that was put into it It is considered an art form that is as pure as human art forms can be Every line was created with objectivity in mind Gustave Flaubert the author wanted to make a work that didnt reflect the opinion of the author but simply displayed the events of a common womans life Madame Bovary for all of us to see This style is called objective seriousness because it is nothing but a steady thoughtful gaze However The circumstances that lead to her downfall is what interests us most of all Although Gustave Flaubert starts and finishes his novel with Charles Bovary a simple man that is unable to provide for himself the story focuses on the life and deceptions of Madame Bovary Charles her husband from a young age is dependant on others to provide for him During school his mother took care of him until she arranged for him to be married From that point until he became a widower he was taken care of by his wife It was only natural for him to again marry someone who could provide for him His naivete led him to Emma At the age of twelve Emma Bovary was sent to a convent where daily she was surrounded by nuns and priests When this is revealed to us Emmas character has not yet been established but the woman she will become is foreshadowed An ordinary child would try to please but she was no ordinary child From a young age she showed lustfulness and an uncommon sensuality When she went to confession she would invent trivial sins in order to prolong her stay there the references to fianc husband heavenly lover and eternal marriage that recur in the sermons awakened unexpected joys within her56 Emma at twelve years old when
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