Emma Bovary's Dance of Death

Goodwin, Sarah Webster
March 1986
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring1986, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p197
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes the characteristics of Emma Bovary, the main character in the novel "Madame Bovary," by Gustave Flaubert. Description of the scene when Emma dances her last waltz; Implication of illusory freedom which transpired in Emma's life; Comparison between the psyche of Emma and Flaubert.


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