scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,926
To further illustrate the seduction of Emma into an affair with Rodolphe Flaubert juxtaposes the speech Rodolphe makes to Emma along with that of the councilmans speech to the people of Yonville at the Agricultural Show Both Rodolphe and the councilman use the technique of seduction in order to gain their own selfish desires By praising the people of Yonville for their honorable hard work and contributions to society the councilman disguisedly sways the people to believe his flattering remarks which further helps him and the upper class prosper At the same time Rodolphe is flooding Emma with passionate remarks and allowing her to slowly accept the idea of breaking societys expectations and formalities Throughout this scene Flaubert successfully demonstrates the similarities of both characters speeches as they use their powerful techniques of seduction to obtain their desires The councilman begins his persuasive speech asking the people if I cast those gloomy images from my memory and focus my eyes on the present situation of our fair land what do I see Flaubert 147 By asking this rhetorical question he has given the people a chance to endure the conditional and consequently lure them into his grasp By asking the question and then answering it himself the counselor creates an answer that the people want to hear rather than giving them the actual truth The answers he gives them are those of praises and admiration which further entices the crowd In his next lines like so many new arteries in the body of the State are establishing new relationshipsconfidence is reborn Flaubert 147 the councilman further induces the crowd to believe they play a role in the state and are a major contribution to society In Rodolphes immediate lines people may be rightdont you know that there are certain souls in perpetual torment Flaubert 147 he attempts to make Emma reflect on how miserable her life is He begins to use the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA