Illustrate the forms of exile in Gustave Flaubert's "A Simple Heart?"
Exile is defined as the forced removal of one from his or her native country. This removal can be either forced (by a commanding group or individual) or self-imposed (one exiles himself or herself).
In regards to exile in Gustave Flaubert's "A Simple Heart," Félicité (the protagonist) exiles herself from her home (a farm) because of a broken heart. Her love, Théodore, marries another woman. Her heart broken, Félicité moves to Pont-l'Évêque. Here, she is hired by Madame Aubain as a house servant.
Needing a new start, Félicité's self-exile allows her to find a new life which proves to be poignant in the end. Although never truly loved, Félicité finds love (in her own rights) in the image of a parrot. Although the love she extends is never returned, Félicité dies knowing what love really is. She never would have found this without leaving for Pont-l'Évèque.