Materialism In Madame Bovary

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“Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives”(English Standard Version, Peter. 3:1). This excerpt illustrates wives being subjected to a patriarchal society in which they must be obedient towards their husbands. In contrast, Gaustauv Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary challenges this very notion through his brilliant description of Emma Bovary’s desire to explore life through lust. Her dull marriage with Charles Bovary had driven her to pursue other men in search of “fictional” love, which she considers to be true due to her passion of novels. In reasoning, the protagonist is seen to be entrapped in a fantasy in such that lust and materialism is equivalent to love. Her …show more content…
Leon Dupuis primary resistance to Emma, causes her to satisfy the void with luxuries leading to debt. Rudolphe Boulanger chauvinistic ways fools Emma to think that is true love. Moreover, Emma Bovary’s ill-treatment of the family causes her to misunderstand the concept of love because of her infatuation with materialism. Analyzing Gustauve Flaubert’s novel, Madame Bovary, the application of the central idea Love versus Lust, is evidently the cause of Emma Bovary’s downfall due to her blindness to accept the realness of love.
Emma Bovary interactive with Leon Dupuis displays her misconception of understanding love. Her relationship with Leon is made around the mere fact of them being similar in different ways. Leon Dupuis is a romantic in which he appreciates Emma inner-self. Emma seeks for the aspects of a relationship based on the novels that she

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