Marie’s French Twin

17 Jun

Which character does the following quote describe?

She had to have her cup of chocolate every morning, she wanted endless attention.  She complained incessantly about her nerves, about her chest, about her humours.  The sound of footsteps made her ill; you left her alone, solitude was soon loathsome to her; you came back to her again, it was just to see her die, of course.

I’ll give you two choices.

A. Marie St. Clare
B. Madame Dubuc Bovary

You’re right.  The answer is B.
B for Bovary.
The first Mme Charles Bovary.

But didn’t it sound a little like Marie St. Clare from Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
I thought so too.

1 Comment

Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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One response to “Marie’s French Twin

  1. Sandy B.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Uh oh…. I haven’t started the book yet, but you are right, they do sound like two peas in a pod! 😦


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