History Literature / MadameBovary

24th Apr '18 6:22:53 AM Ximei
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* ExtremeDoormat: Charles for Emma, so very much.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Charles for Emma, so very much. She despises him for it.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Emma's worship of ill-fated female historical or legendary figures such as Mary Queen of Scots, Isolde or Galswinthe foreshadows [[spoiler: her own unhappy ending.]]



* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Emma and Charles decide on a name only after their child is born, while Emma is still recovering. Emma's suggestions reflect her character and romantic outlook on life, as she initially wants to name her daughter after the ill-fated Isolde (from the Arthurian legend) and Galswinthe (the queen of Nestria). She eventually names her daughter after a young aristocrat she had seen at a ball.



* PretentiousLatinMotto: One is put onto the [[spoiler: Emmaís tomb]] by Homais. He has racked his brains to come up with ''Sta Viator amabilem conjugem calcas''.

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* PretentiousLatinMotto: One is put onto the [[spoiler: Emmaís tomb]] by Homais. He has racked his brains to come up with ''Sta Viator amabilem conjugem calcas''. The great irony is that in spite of the epitaph being in Latin, it's fairly conventional and unimaginative, something Emma would have loathed.


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* SocialClimber: Emma ''wants'' to be this because she feels it's the kind of life she was destined for, but she fails because of her and Charles' lack of common sense and manners. When invited to the Vaubyessard ball, her husband makes a terrible impression through his oafish behavior, and they both commit a faux pas by leaving far too late. A viscount who had danced with Emma passes them by and accidentally drops his cigar case, but Emma does not return it, even though it would have been a chance to renew the acquaintance.
15th Dec '16 11:15:34 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Emma wants the world to be like romance novels, and acts as if it is. It doesn't end well.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Emma wants the world to be like romance novels, and acts as if it is. It doesn't end well.This ends up leading to her ruin, since she's actually in a realistic and very cynical deconstruction of them.
15th Dec '16 11:14:34 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* WrongGenreSavvy: Emma wants the world to be like romance novels, and acts as if it is. It doesn't end well.
23rd Jun '16 5:08:36 AM MadSpy
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* MsImagination: Oh, Emma! She was a victim of this trope, being an intelligent and beautiful woman with vivid imagination who lacked common sense. She imagined herself as an aristocrat or at least a noble city dweller. She a farmer's daughter who married a stupid middle class doctor and they live in a small town. She suffers terribly, and her family even more so.

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* MsImagination: Oh, Emma! She was a victim of this trope, being an intelligent and beautiful woman with vivid imagination who lacked common sense. She imagined herself as an aristocrat or at least a noble city dweller. She was a farmer's daughter who married a stupid middle class doctor and they live in a small town. She suffers terribly, and her family even more so.
23rd Jun '16 5:07:08 AM MadSpy
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** Madame. Bovary's [[spoiler:lover, M. Leon, marries a woman by the name of "Leboeuf"]] which reflects this nicely.

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** Madame. Madame Bovary's [[spoiler:lover, M. Leon, marries a woman by the name of "Leboeuf"]] which reflects this nicely.



* AsTheGoodBookSays: Both Bournisien, the local priest, and the chemist Homais frequently quote Bible in their religious arguments.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Both Bournisien, the local priest, and the chemist Homais frequently quote the Bible in their religious arguments.
30th Jan '16 11:50:03 AM JulianLapostat
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* AnAesop: Be thankful for what you have. Cause sometimes what you want might not turn out well for you in the end.
30th Jan '16 11:32:36 AM Hedging
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* AnAesop: Be thankful for what you have. Cause sometimes what you want might not turn out well for you in the end.
25th Jan '16 9:43:54 AM Silverblade2
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* PerfectPoison: Averted, and how. The death by poison is long, drawn out, and disgusting -- the final betrayal of Emma's romantic fantasies.

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* PerfectPoison: Averted, and how.Defied. The death by poison is long, drawn out, and disgusting -- the final betrayal of Emma's romantic fantasies.
4th Oct '15 3:48:48 AM WillBGood
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4th Oct '15 3:48:18 AM WillBGood
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** When Voltaire is mentioned at one point in the book, itís with a myth that he died eating his own exc`rement.

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** When Voltaire is mentioned at one point in the book, itís with a myth that he died eating his own exc`rement.excrement.
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