The Concept Of Womanhood In The Life Of Madame Bovary

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Womanhood- Introduction
The term woman is usually reserved for an adult with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. Womanhood is an issue which has been on the tongues and ball-points of scholars since the time immemorial. Religious circle is also not excluded.Women have not been given their natural places as human beings until very recently.
Concept of womanhood is the philosophical ideas, thoughts and views about being a woman within a given society. It is true that in many societies women are said to be at the receiving end, not being placed in their natural pedestal as human beings and even looked at with contempt. Therefore, through my research work I want to state that
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People generally married within their socio-economic class and with someone from the same region which Emma also follows in the beginning but defies the system as the story moves forward. The marital life of French women was much more stressful in this period. They were seen as the caretakers of the home and the children. They served as maids, cooks, hostesses, disciplinarians, accountants and peacemakers. They were considered as the backbone of family life.
Madame Bovary (1856) is considered to be French writer Gustave Flaubert’s masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel’s true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was a notorious perfectionist and claimed always to be searching for the precise
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Both are inseparable, and the greatest achievement of the novel is to present a fierce social critique through the study of a specific case. The protagonist commits suicide in order to escape her misery. Emma’s story is not unusual- on the contrary, it is representative of Flaubert’s oppressive times. To denounce the injustices of nineteenth century French society, the author decides to place a woman at the centre of the narration, explores her interiority in the most intimate way and examine her difficult interactions with the dominant social

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