Reasons For The Downfall Of Ma

The idea of love affairs, lovers, mistresses, gloomy forests, broken hearts, horses ridden to death, killed couriers, and virtuous men were responsible for Emma Bovary's ultimate ruin. When these stories were read to Emma during her time at the convent it was at a time of her life when she was in school learning. Things made bigger impressions on her than they would have at other stages in her life. Psychologically, Emma problem was partly caused because of a term called a "critical period". A critical period is a point in a child's life when what they have learned, such as handwriting or an accent probably will not change considerably afterwards. Emma had read he books when she was still ...

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appealed to Emma. What was new was romantic, exciting, bold, and adventurous. She perceived Charles to be a character from one of her books when she met him. He was fairly attractive, but most of all, he was a doctor! He was a man of power to the meager peasant that Emma was. To Emma, this was a man who could give her romance. He could satisfy all of her fantasies.
When Emma realized Charles was just an ordinary man, she felt there was something wrong with him, not her. What her books told about, what she needed, was a lover, which was what she found in Rodolphe. Rodolphe was used to having mistresses, so this was no unusual thing for him. He treated Emma in the same manner that he treated all of his mistresses. Emma did achieve a taste of her ideals when she was with Rodolphe, however, when Rodolphe discovered her underlying problem when she asked him to run away with her, he had to end their relationship. Emma seemed to have broken a "law of adultery" by asking him to run away ...

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