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Madame Bovary and Hedda Gabler
An analysis of the romantic ideals and feminist subversion in Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler".
# 120968 | 3,750 words | 37 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (World) , Literature (French) , Women Studies (Feminism)

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A comparative analysis of Flaubert's "Madame Bovary" and Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" in respect to the feminist literary stategies and themes employed by the authors. The paper focuses on romantic ideals and feminist subversion.

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"French novelist Gustave Flaubert was subjected to criminal judicial proceedings following the publication of "Madame Bovary", a book that allegedly depicted, at times lavisciously, the misadventures of an adulterous heroine. Flaubert himself was accused of failing to imbue his narrative with a condemnation of Emma's actions. Though Flaubert was ultimately acquitted, the infamous events surrounding his trial demonstrated the extent to which his deceitful protagonist, Emma Bovary, disturbed the sensibilities of patriarchal..."

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