"like her greyhound..."
See in text (Part I - Chapter Seven)
Once again, readers see Emma and her greyhound as mirror images. The dog reflects Emma's anxiety. This leads one to wonder whether Flaubert is sending a message using irony.
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See in text (Part II - Chapter One)
Here is an example of symbolism and irony: L' heureux in French means "the happy ones." Later on readers will uncover why this name is ironic. However, as a draper, Lheureux is also a very good salesman who caters to the whims of the people of Yonville, making them quite happy.