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    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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    Normandy D-Day Geography

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    Centre to the south, and Basse-Normandie to the west. The English Channel is adjacent to the northern side. The capital is Rouen. Haute-Normandie is mostly lowland belonging to the Paris Basin and is drained by the Seine River. The coastline is cut by valleys that provide as housing for a number of towns. The climate is humid, as the Seine valley is frequently shrouded in mist. The Rouen area is one of the wettest in France, with an average of about 120 rainy days per year. Haute-Normandie is…

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    Female Role Models Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was a low-class young French woman who disguised herself as a man when she heard the “voices” telling her to fight for France against the English at Orléans. There she received the name The Maid of Orléans. She was born in the early 1500s which was a time where there was an ongoing war, called the Hundred Years’ War, between France and England due to the result of trying to find the heir for the French throne. At the age of 18, she led the French army…

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Woman's Awakening

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    Ms. Rider English 201-601 5 February 2017 One Woman’s Awakening For centuries, women throughout the nation have fought against oppression and the right to equality. As decades’ pass, the obstacles that women overcome have paved the way for a better life for women all over the world. The goal throughout generations has been to extinguish society’s idea of the role of women. Gustave Flaubert, brought up in the 19th century, perceived a bigger picture for women and acknowledged the wants and needs…

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