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Select this topic below and write a 3, full-page essay. Support your discussion with at least one quotation from the primary source (novel itself). Additionally, back up your claims with at least one quotation (or paraphrase) from a secondary source (peer-reviewed essay, article, book of literary criticism, etc.). Do NOT use any information from SparkNotes, e-summaries, student essays, etc.
1. Flaubert’s Madame Bovary challenges the 19th century French society – one that is governed by strict patriarchal norms and well-defined gender roles. Explain how Emma Bovary, as woman and mother, pushes against the social expectations of her time.