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Jennifer Bigsby November 27 2000 In an ideal world like the one Emma Bovary yearns for in Flauberts book Madame Bovary romantic relationships are based on the principle that the two participants are madly in love with each other But in the world Gustave Flaubert paints in his book as in the real world passion and personal gain are the only reasons people enter into a relationshipBefore meeting Emma Charles Bovary weds a much older woman He had seen in marriage the advent of an easier life thinking he would be more free to do as he liked with himself and his moneyp 7 But he also laments that his wife was master he had to say this and not say that in company to fast every Friday dress as she liked harass at her bidding those patients who did not pay p 7 These are clearly not the signs of loving relationships indeed Charles and Madame Dubuc treat marriage as a chore or formality and not a pleasureWhen Charles takes his second wife Emma love is once again not involved He muses that her father old Rouault was rich and she -so beautiful p 15 He knows he will be marrying into a wealthy family and he will be obtaining a trophy wife As for Emmas part in the marriage she has no say whatsoever Her father in exchange for a dowry gives her to Charles So before she is even married the men already treat her like a chattel in her lifeTheir treatment of her by men lend in part to her misery The monotony of daily life as well as her own idealistic demeanor lead to her
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