Irony Upon Irony

13 Jul

Another spoiler alert!   Stop reading if you don’t want to know the ending!

Charles chooses an inscription for Emma’s tombstone:  “Amabilem Conjugem Calcas,” which for those of us who do not know Latin translates into something like “You are treading on a loveable wife.”    I just wanted to burst out laughing!   She was only loveable to those who did not really love her.   The prideful woman will now be forever trampled upon by others, imprisoned by the very town she couldn’t stand and, even more ironic, by the title and vocation she loathed.   There will be no escape for the one who spent a lifetime trying to do just that.

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Madame Bovary



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