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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

  

by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary Freedom and Confinement Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Part.Chapter.Paragraph). We used Lowell Bair's translation.

Quote #10

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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