Fate in "Madame Bovary" Book Review by cee-cee
Fate in "Madame Bovary"
An analysis of the role of fate in Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary".
# 115272 | 987 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Jul 14, 2009 in Literature (French)
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The paper relates that in many novels of the Romantic age, fate is considered a cruel force which is out there to attack and hurt others. The paper believes that fate is actually used as an easy scapegoat to take responsibility for one's own selfish actions. In particular, the paper looks at the strange ways in which fate appeared in "Madame Bovary" and how some are even comical. The paper asserts that fate had wanted Madame Bovary to stay imprisoned in the circularity of her existence and stay with Charles all her life.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Thibaudet, Albert. "Madame Bovary." Trans. Paul de Man. Madame Bovary Backgrounds and Sources Essays in Criticism. Ed. Paul de Man. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1965. 371-383.
- Madame Bovary Backgrounds and Sources Essays in Criticism. Ed. Paul de Man. New York:W.W. Norton & Company, 1965.
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