Saturday, January 14, 2012
I thought that Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary was a very interesting one. The story seemed like one that could have been written way back during Euripides or Virgil's time. The main character, a female, commits adultery many times and eventually dies a horrific death. There is a moral aspect which is supposed to teach us the adverse effects of adultery, which was a much bigger deal many years ago. Women were killed for disobeying and decieving their husbands. I coul be wrong, but I though the novel was somewhat uncharacteristic to the other works of the time.