Symptoms Of Personality Disorders : Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert

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A personality disorder is a mental condition in which people do not think regularly nor do they function properly. They may have an irregular relationship with someone due to their misinterpretations on different situations and people. Someone who suffers from a personality disorder may not be aware that they have a problem because that is what they think is right. In the story Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, I have found that many characters have many symptoms of personality disorders. The character that I will focus on is Rodolphe. From what I have read, I can conclude that Rodolphe may have Antisocial Personality Disorder. When a person is antisocial they do not consider the rights or the wrong of anyone. They tend to use their charm to get people close to them. Most people with a disorder do not have all of the symptoms but they do have the majority of them. Rodolphe uses his charm to get close to Emma or Madame Bovary. Of course, someone may wonder, how did Rodolph become antisocial? According to a Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, antisocial is a result of a previous mental or addictive disorder. It is possible that as a child Rodolph had a conduct disorder that may have converted to APD.
Emma is indeed married to Charles but Charles is “average.” Emma does not like average men. She wants someone who is superior, someone who is in charge. Rodolph owns his own business called “Château La Hachette.” Aside from owning his own business, Rodolph is…

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