Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by

Gustave Flaubert

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“The big blue country”

When Emma is already growing bored with Léon, she tries to force love by imagining him as a composite of ideal qualities, living in a misty “blue country” containing little but the… (read full symbol analysis)

The lathe

Emma wears blue when we first meet her, and in almost every other scene. Her dark hair and eyes have a bluish tint. She herself wants to become pure spirit. It is fitting, then, that… (read full symbol analysis)