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Diction in Madame Bovary

Diction Examples in Madame Bovary:

Part I - Chapter One

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"with cheek a man always gets on in the world..."   (Part I - Chapter One)

The expression "with cheek a man always gets on in the world" means that wise men succeed for being street-smart rather than book-smart.

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"Madame Bovary..."   (Part I - Chapter Two)

From now on, the mother of Charles Bovary is named "Madame Bovary, senior," while the wife is "Madame Bovary" or "Madame Bovary, junior."

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