Fate in 'Madame Bovary' Book Review by ResearchRiter

Fate in 'Madame Bovary'
This paper looks at the book 'Madame Bovary' by Gustave Flaubert and discusses Emma Bovary as architect of her own fate .
# 123672 | 750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (French) , Sociology (General) , Philosophy (General)

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An essay arguing that Emma Bovary is not a victim of fate in Flaubert's novel 'Madame Bovary', but is the architect of her own ruin and that of her husband. The writer rejects the notion that these characters are victims of destiny and describes Emma as selfish.

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"The notion that certain individuals are for whatever set of physiological social or psychological reasons destined to behave in a certain manner has intrigued both writers and scientists for hundreds of years. In the case of Gustave Flaubert's 'Madame Bovary' the reader is tempted to characterize Emma Bovary as a victim of fate understood as a set of forces that once put into motion overwhelm the individual actor and determine his or her destiny. However given the fact that Flaubert writes ..."

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