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Themes in Madame Bovary

Themes Examples in Madame Bovary:

Part I - Chapter Two

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"She was dead! What a surprise! When all was over at the cemetery Charles went home..."   (Part I - Chapter Two)

Another prime example of realism; in Romanticism the death would have been "disguised" as something allegorical, there would have been a different type of sadness, and some emotion would have ensued. In this novel that does not occur. Life events happen and life goes on.

"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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