Emma Bovary, the wife of Dr. Charles Bovary, who expected the life of a doctor's wife be more grand than the life she lived. Bored and disappointed with the dullness and mundanity of being wife and motherhood, she pursued her passion in arts and romanticisim. She fell into love affairs, while maintaining the ideal image of a wife and mother.
Considered Flaubert's masterpiece, Madame Bovary had been a center of literary attention since the first time it was introduced to the public. By the time it was published, literature realism was yet to be familiar, thus Flauberts non-figurative way of writing made the novel deemed as obscene and an offence to art and decency. Flaubert went to trial for this novel, but it only enhanced Madame Bovary's notorious quality; leading more and more people to read it.
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