I didn’t miss Charles’ mother’s first name, did I?
It’s always possible that I didn’t catch it. I miss things. Sometimes important things. Wait, is this important?
She’s just “Madame Bovary,” yes?
And yet she’s not The Madame Bovary, that’s Emma.
Why? Why name the novel Madame Bovary and then cloud the issue?
Am I reading too much into this?