Lost Relationships in "Ethan Frome" and "Madame Bovary" Comparison Essay

Lost Relationships in "Ethan Frome" and "Madame Bovary"
An essay on the failure to find love in the novels of Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome".
# 9562 | 1,785 words | 6 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (French) , English (Comparison)

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This paper views the works of Edith Wharton and Gustave Flaubert and identifies the failure to find love in their respective novels. It analyzes the actions of the novels' main characters in terms of romantic love. Ethan and Emma are two frustrated dreamers who are lead to a tragic death when love cannot be obtained.

From the Paper:

"A successful novel is one that conveys a concise emotion through theme. When realistic feelings are perceived from a book, the reader is more able to understand and identify with the story. Two novels, Madame Bovary and Ethan Frome, share the theme of failure in similar parabolas of love. The characters in Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary and Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome all illustrate failure to find and maintain meaningful relationships and the subsequent effects this has on their lives throughout their respective novels."

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Lost Relationships in "Ethan Frome" and "Madame Bovary" (2003, January 31) Retrieved March 22, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/lost-relationships-in-ethan-frome-and-madame-bovary-9562/

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