- Jerkass Woobie: Emma is very self-centered but is also pitiful for her high expectations of reality.
- The Woobie: Poor Charles, he's probably a pitiful take on a Dogged Nice Guy. And he's married to his love.
- Charles and Emma's daughter. Unloved by her mother, and orphaned at an early age, she ends up poor and destitute because of her mother's disastrous decisions.
YMMV / Madame Bovary