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Allusion in Madame Bovary

Allusion Examples in Madame Bovary:

Part I - Chapter Two

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"Minerva..."   (Part I - Chapter Two)

Minerva is both a Roman goddess and a patroness. In Roman mythology, Minerva is the goddess of wisdom, arts, trade, science, and war. As a patroness, she is the protectors of physicians.

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"Hippocrates..."   (Part I - Chapter Five)

Traditionally known as the "Father of Medicine," Hippocrates was a Greek physician who used rational thinking as one of his methodologies, for which he is also known as the father of rational thinking.

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"Savoyard Vicar..."   (Part II - Chapter One)

*Professions of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar *is a type of manifesto written by the philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau through which the author expresses his own views of religion via the fictitious character of a Catholic vicar.

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"Socrates..."   (Part II - Chapter One)

Socrates (469–399 B.C.E.) was a Greek Philosopher, whose attitudes and ideas modeled the Western philosophical constructs by which everything, from our law system to our teaching system, operate.

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