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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

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Everything, including herself, seemed unbearable to her. She wished she could fly away like a bird and make herself young again somewhere in the vast purity of space. (III.6.82)

With the whole terrible wheel of debt set into motion, lonely and despairing Emma wishes she could escape the catastrophe that is her life – but of course, that’s impossible.

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