BEYOND EMMA BOVARY'S LIFE STYLE IN MADAME BOVARY
Desta Prawira Yudha, Arya
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Madame Bovary is a controversial novel in 19th century of French. It tells about the rebellion of a woman toward the traditional culture which is the social status are divided by birthright. Emma Bovary is a farmer daughter. She married to a doctor to get a better life. This article discuss the reasons beyond Emma’s life style and the struggles on how she tries to achieve it. The problem are analyzed using Sociology of Literature by Alan Swingwood and Theory of Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen. Swingwood’s theory describe about the relation between the sociology and literature. Veblen describes about the materialist perspective that shapes the society. From the reasons and struggles, it is known that beyond Emma’s life style is modernism.
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