Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary


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 analysis of “The big blue country”

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 analysis of The lathe