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In a grand ball at La Vaubyessard Flauberts Madame Bovary describes Emmas first ever experience with the wealthy She not only enjoys herself but she tries to embed this heavenly memory within a mind morphed by countless romantic novels In addition to her great passion for the rich she also rejects her own class the bourgeoisie - even rejecting her very husband who sits patiently for her as the party draws to a close When we were first introduced to Emma in the novel Flaubert presents her as an extremely pretty girl having very white almond shaped fingernails and a skin that possesses a rose color over her cheek bones - which grabbed the attention of Charles Bovary The reason Flaubert describes Emma with such a positive tone is because the reader sees Emma through the eyes of Charles who later ends up marrying her After this party the reader soon realizes that her characterpersonality morphs we see the true Emma in the narrators point of view This new Emma desires to become one of rich by any means necessary Flaubert described her first wealthy party with vivid imagery and by using strong diction he amplifies how this party represents everything Emma wants - from her own perspective This party proves as a turning point of her life as her transformation of her new self starts to take in shape Her rejection of her own class the bourgeoisie is one of many examples Flaubert uses to satirize the failures of that class and the success of the rich Using Emma Bovary as his key figure this party became the first instance of satire on Emmas superficiality of her personality and desires she absorbs every bit of this party which fuels her longing to become one of the rich - resulting in the total annihilation of Emmas emotional and physical being Through the eyes of Emma the party as a whole is everything she desires Emma
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