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Sentimental Education

Sentimental Education


by Gustave Flaubert

Sentimental Education: Symbols True or False

1. To Frederick, what does Madame Arnoux's foot represent? -> walking
2. What do ribbons symbolize in the novel? -> hairdos
3. What does fog symbolize in the novel? -> confused emotional states
4. During the revolution, what does the French monarchy represent? -> greed
5. The parasol that Frederick breaks (loosely) represents what? -> Monsieur Arnoux's infidelity