Describe the devotion of Charles Bovary to Emma in Madame Bovary.

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If there is anything true and permanent in the novel, it would have to be Charles' devotion to Emma.  While Flaubert constructs a vision of reality where individuals are self interested, moving from one conception of the good to another, Charles is extremely devoted to his wife's happiness and his wife, in general.  The problem is that Charles does not fit that vision of love that Emma holds.  Charles does not fit the Romanticized and passionate vision of love that is in her mind.  Charles might be a clod and might be a bit of an oaf, but that does not lessen in any...

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