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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Women and Femininity Quotes

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"Women like that ought to be horsewhipped!" said Madame Tuvache.

"Where is she now?" asked Madame Caron.

For Emma had disappeared while these words were being spoken. Then the two ladies saw her hurry down the main street of the village and turn right, as though heading for the cemetery, and they became lost in conjecture. (III.7.78-79)

In the tough world of Flaubert’s microcosmic world, women aren’t the gentle, sympathetic lambs his contemporaries made them out to be – instead, they’re actually the most brutal critics.

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