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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

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Quote #10

Sometimes, it is true, she tried to make a few calculations, but she always ended with such exorbitant figures that she could not believe them; she would then begin all over again, quickly become confused, drop the whole matter and forget about it. (III.6.58)

Forget about it? Seriously? We have to wonder what exactly Emma thinks is going to happen here…everyone has to face the proverbial music sometime, after all.

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