Gustave Flaubert 1821-1880
Emma Rouault, daughter of a Norman farmer, has a romantic soul perpetually unsatisfied. To escape the wildness of its existence Bobary marries Charles, a rural doctor .. Soon discovers the hopeless mediocrity of her husband who "teaches nothing, knowing nothing, nothing you want" and bored in the monotony of village life. A budding romance with Leon, a notary clerk, is frustrated by the departure of this. Emma is delivered with a passion for reading novels. Finally, Rodolfo Boulanger, a wealthy landowner of the place, makes her his mistress. She, in the whirl of pleasure, believes living a novel. Satisfied and tired, Boulanger Emma abandons her and delivered this time with Leon. Suddenly there is the reality, a relentless harassing creditor threatening to reveal to her husband's debts she has contracted .. He goes to his lovers, but it is indifference on the paltry two. Emma, disappointed is poisoned with arsenic.
Madame Bobary subtitled "provincial customs" portrays the mediocrity and stupidity of the bourgeoisie. Realistic observation work delves into the psychological structure of their mediocre characters making for the study of the individual, the creation of a kind. The book is anti-Romantic and shows how great aspirations lyrics, great exaltation, to be experienced in practical life , for vulgar souls, can lead to immorality and failure. It has been called "bobarysmo" the kind of romantic and lyrical existence inauthenticity faces life. Bobary Emma wanted to live a novel.
Mario Rabie Jachu