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  • The Incompetence Of Charles In Flaubert's Madame Bovary

    incompetence of Charles with the foolishness of his love for Emma. Thus, in a certain way, the foolishness is used by Flaubert to prove Charles’ blind love for Emma. In fact, Charles is so in love and foolish that he decides to give Emma power of attorney even though she had been slowly decaying the family financial situation. Emma is aware of this weakness, and takes advantage of it: “one day she showed him the rough draft of a power of attorney to manage and administer his business, arrange all loans, sign and endorse all bills, pay all sums, etc. She had profited by Lheureux 's lessons.” Signs such as when Emma insists on visiting Leon right after being granted power of attorney over Bovary’s finances and ends up spending three days in Rouen with Leon, aren’t subtle at all. Charles should have picked up on these signs. In fact, Emma’s waste of money as well wasn’t subtle at all: “They were at the Hotel-de-Boulogne, on the harbour; and they lived there, with drawn blinds and closed doors, with flowers on the floor…“They sat down in the low-ceilinged room of a tavern, at whose door hung black nets. They ate fried smelts, cream and cherries.” Even for a man as foolish and incompetent as Charles, it is impossible for these little details to slip the attention, so it must have been the case that Charles tolerated Emma because he loved her so much and put so much trust in her that there…

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  • Symbolism In Anita Desai's Cry The Peacock (1963)

    Anita Desai's first novel Cry, the Peacock (1963), is about Maya, a dissenting female who battles against three traditional forces in her life: male authority expressed by her husband; her female friends who play stereotypical submissive-wife roles; and her religion's beliefs in karma and detachment. Being over-sensitive, sentimental and imaginative Maya is a total contrast to the rational, logical, Gautam. By making a beautiful use of the symbolic technique, Anita Desai has delved deep into the…

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  • Jealousy In Madame Bovary

    are used by Flaubert to emphasize Charles’ blind love for Emma. Charles is so in love and foolish that he decides to give Emma power of attorney even though she had been slowly decaying the family financial situation. Emma is aware of this weakness, and takes advantage of it: “one day she showed him the rough draft of a power of attorney to manage and administer his business, arrange all loans, sign and endorse all bills, pay all sums, etc. She had profited by Lheureux 's lessons”(549).…

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  • Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary

    For many, the mundanity of real life is disappointing. The realities of the complex and oftentimes boring nature of life can leave people dissatisfied. Gustave Flaubert depicts one such person in his novel Madame Bovary, which details the life of its eponymous protagonist, Emma Bovary. Emma has dreams of an exciting, romantic life, but is quickly disappointed by her marriage to an unambitious man and immovable place in the middle class. Throughout the novel, Emma’s idealistic outlook on life,…

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  • Examples Of Realism In A Simple Heart By Flaubert

    Gustave Flaubert has overcome much negativity in his life when he was growing up. When beginning he’s journey to become a writer he was crucially criticized for his work. Once critic criticized his Madam Bovary novel as “Offending public morals and religion”(709). Through Flaubert’s journey he may have been judged and been out casted but he never gave up on his true dream. In the story “A Simple Heart” written by Gustave Flaubert he introduces three main elements in his story as techniques.…

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  • Comparing Women In Like Water For Chocolate And Madame Bovary

    Who Should I be Why pink is for girls and blue for boys? Why women have to stay at home and become housewives while men have to work outside? Why female is viewed as the weak and more evil side of the two? Throughout the human histories, women are often required to fulfill certain gender roles the society set up upon them. In the novel of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, the female protagonists Tita and Emma use fervor of the youth to conform…

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  • Tolstoy's Use Of Ennui In English Literature

    The term “ennui” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ennui). Ennui is typically associated with boredom, general annoyance with the mundane of daily life, and in the case of literature, the eventual need to significantly improve said situation. Ennui, in many variations, is found in works such as Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” by Leo Tolstoy, and the poem “To the Reader” by Charles…

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  • Portal Of Rouen Cathedral In Morning Light Analysis

    The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light Claude Monet’s The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light is one of a series of thirty paintings of the Rouen Cathedral that Monet produced from 1892-1894 (Harris, Beth, and Steven Zucker. “Monet, Rouen Cathedral Series.”). The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light was acquired by The J. Paul Getty museum in 2001 and is on display as a part of their permanent exhibit on Impressionism in The Getty Center (“The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in…

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  • Attitudes To War

    sacrificing themselves for the nation, whereas Sassoon, horrified with the brutal reality of outdated tactics and modern weapons wrote poems such as “They” which spoke against the war and challenged the notions of glory when veterans were left with lifelong disabilities. However, Cannan stated that she was not coming home with Sassoon that “Someone must go on writing for those who were still convinced of the right of the cause” (2043). The final stanza in “Rouen” reflects that notion of…

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  • The Sea At Le Havre Analysis

    vision of where the sky and sea meet. The Sea at Le Havre uses many visual elements to create the finishing result. The second work I looked at was The Great Bridge, Rouen (1896, oil in canvas) by Camille Pissarro. This painting is also from the Impressionist movement. It shows a scene of a busy harbor on a clear day. There looks to be many people around, either on the dock or on the bridge and in the city. There aren’t many vibrant colors in The Great Bridge, Rouen. The only dark colors are in…

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