FANDOM


by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary is a story about a woman who is hopelessly passionate and megalomaniacal. She gets easily bored and moves from one relationship to the next, indulging in luxury, and ends up committing suicide when she is unable to pay off her grandiose debts.

Madame Bovary character analysis Edit

by User:LockeShocke

The names in Madame Bovary, such as Leon and Rodolphe, are symbolic of animals the characters resemble.

Madame Bovary Edit

Madame Bovary has a lust for luxury that she can never seem to quench. She is obsessed with the passion of romance novels and of high-class living. Oftentimes, she consumers herself in melodramatic—or genuine—woe, as if she wants to die. Oftentimes, she yearns for the disinction of living in Paris, a very high-class city. She represents a major theme of the book: to be careful with one's desires. Desires can drive one—as they drive Madame Bovary—over the edge. Her despair at being unable to maintain her luxurious lifestyle finally drives her to suicide.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.