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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.
23rd Jun '15 12:36:58 PM byzantine25
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* WrongGenreSavvy: One of the main themes of the novel. Emma believes, despite all evidence to the contrary, that her life will conform to the tropes of the cheap romantic novels which she's always been so fond of... unfortunately, she lives in a cynical, painfully realistic universe. She imagines herself to be an intriguing, sophisticated belle trapped in a boring existence by people who can't appreciate her true beauty, and waits for a suitably dashing (and suitably high-class) gentleman to appear and carry her off to a life of adventure and scandal... instead, the only person who sees anything in her is the simple-minded, good-natured Charles (whom, ironically, she sees as an unbearably boring person because he ''doesn't'' try to act like a character in a book), and most other people think she's pretentious and delusional (it's implied that she's not even all that pretty). The only "dashing gentleman" who ever appears in her life is obviously (to everyone other than her) an equally pretentious faux UpperClassTwit who talks about poetry in very broad strokes because he thinks it makes him look deep, and turns out on top of it to be a penniless con-man. Her attempts at appearing stylish always result in her looking ridiculous and she is constantly disappointed even when she does get a taste of upper class life because in her mind they were filled with endless, fantastic balls and dances, not sitting at home 90% of the time with nothing to do. In the end, she's fed up with everything and drinks poison, imagining herself dying tragically, a flower picked in the midst of its bloom, and how everyone would cry over her beautiful corpse... [[spoiler: Alas, her last discovery in life is that death by poison is excruciating and disfiguring. She ends up leaving a bloated, smelly cadaver with a foolish expression and nobody even cares all that much...]]
6th Jun '15 2:47:12 AM InsomniacWeasel
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* WrongGenreSavvy: One of the main themes of the novel. Emma believes, despite all evidence to the contrary, that her life will conform to the tropes of the cheap romantic novels which she's always been so fond of... unfortunately, she lives in a cynical, painfully realistic universe. She imagines herself to be an intriguing, sophisticated belle trapped in a boring existence by people who can't appreciate her true beauty, and waits for a suitably dashing (and suitably high-class) gentleman to appear and carry her off to a life of adventure and scandal... instead, the only person who sees anything in her is the simple-minded, good-natured Charles (whom, ironically, she sees as an unbearably boring person because he ''doesn't'' try to act like a character in a book), and most other people think she's pretentious and delusional (it's implied that she's not even all that pretty). The only "dashing gentleman" who ever appears in her life is obviously (to everyone other than her) an equally pretentious faux UpperClassTwit who talks about poetry in very broad strokes because he thinks it makes him look deep, and turns out on top of it to be a penniless con-man. Her attempts at appearing stylish always result in her looking ridiculous and she is constantly disappointed even when she does get a taste of upper class life because in her mind they were filled with endless, fantastic balls and dances, not sitting at home 90% of the time with nothing to do. In the end, she's fed up with everything and drinks poison, imagining herself dying tragically, a flower picked in the midst of its bloom, and how everyone would cry over her beautiful corpse... [[spoiler: Alas, her last discovery in life is that death by poison is excruciating and disfiguring. She ends up leaving a bloated, smelly cadaver with a foolish expression and nobody even cares all that much...]]
4th Feb '15 8:25:45 PM aduspro
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** When Voltaire is mentioned at one point in the book, itís with a myth that he died eating his own extrement.

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** When Voltaire is mentioned at one point in the book, itís with a myth that he died eating his own extrement.exc`rement.
9th Aug '14 11:47:21 PM JulianLapostat
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9th Aug '14 11:47:20 PM JulianLapostat
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Flaubert's ''uber''-detailed {{novel}} about the eponymous Madame Emma Bovary, a middle-class doctor's wife who has the imagination to want more out of life, but not the cleverness to avoid unrealistic romantic fantasies. When first her stolid husband and then her adulterous lovers refuse to behave as they do in her favourite novels, the betrayal leads her to violent dissatisfaction, ruinously extravagant debt, and finally suicide.

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Flaubert's Creator/GustaveFlaubert's ''uber''-detailed {{novel}} about the eponymous Madame Emma Bovary, a middle-class doctor's wife who has the imagination to want more out of life, but not the cleverness to avoid unrealistic romantic fantasies. When first her stolid husband and then her adulterous lovers refuse to behave as they do in her favourite novels, the betrayal leads her to violent dissatisfaction, ruinously extravagant debt, and finally suicide.
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