Madame Bovary is one of the best pieces of writing ever, is was conceived by a French writer named Gustave Flaubert, who wanted to write with neutral dexterity. Probably, you find it a little slow and boring at the beginning but it has such a great end and you learn such a great lesson from it that everybody should read it at least once. Madame Bovary was written centuries ago but the lesson you learn from it is widespread in the society we are living. Gustave Flaubert would read several pages from non fiction books such as the ones from Law in order to be able to write without being by the side of anybody. In fact, he wanted to present everything with great neutrality, something he achieved.
Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary
Nowadays, millions and millions of people want to scape from life with the multiple social networks in which we live such as Twitter, Facebook.... Rarely did I mean to insult people who are in these social networks but I want to convey that the expectations are so high that many people feel unable to reach them. In consequence, far too many people felt happy living another life on the Internet putting tweets believing themselves as being great professionals when in real life they have not achieved anything important if it is to be compared to other people who are far from our humble backgrounds. Madame Bovary had a great life, she was married to a doctor in a rural southern French city and she had everything. However, she felt bad and she wanted to achieve great things and was always trying to escape from reality. She was always dreaming in a world of her own.
Madame Bovary Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
We should be very humble and be down-to-earth, depression is one of our worst enemies as television, cinema, publicity are always telling us what we should live and do and there is not enough world prepared to have so many winners. Madame Bovary is a wonderful book inasmuch as its moral can be taken into account nowadays.