Is Fate to Blame in "Madame Bovary"?


Essay, 2012

3 Pages, Grade: 11,0


Abstract or Introduction

In Gustave Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary the heroine Emma Bovary commits suicide in the end after going broke and being rejected by her lovers. Years after that, her husband Charles meets Rudolphe, one of her lovers, but Charles does not blame him for her death, but “fate.” By definition, fate is the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power and leading thus to the inescapable death of a person. In order to determine whether or not fate is to blame, one has to consider the events that led to Emma’s death and if they are based on her own decisions:

Details

Title
Is Fate to Blame in "Madame Bovary"?
College
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Course
Development of the English Novel
Grade
11,0
Author
Year
2012
Pages
3
Catalog Number
V212634
ISBN (eBook)
9783656404934
File size
376 KB
Language
English
Keywords
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
Quote paper
Narnia Fernandez (Author), 2012, Is Fate to Blame in "Madame Bovary"?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/212634

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