Friday, 30 March 2012

Madame Bovary in our century.

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.

                 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
                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
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.

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  1. hi friend love the humble backgrounds, all of us are trying to escape from it in some way or another. As for the social networks, how do you feel about the fact that Facebook has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange???

    1. First of all, thanks a lot for your comment, regarding the Stock Excahange thing experts are saying that Facebook has not so much economical potencial that at first was thought. What has surprided me is that the big winner is Eduardo Saverin, the man who ended his friendship with Zuckerberg and now is much richer because he is no longer an American citizen as he has stablished himself in Singapur and lives there like a king and a superstar. Some in the States are thinking about not letting him be back in America as he has saved 60 million dollars in taxes.He is seemed now as a traitor

      People are always scaping from reality, otherwise, Cinema, music, and Halcombe Norilsk would no exist!!


    2. Great post, great blog but you have written scape and it is escape!!!! Madame Bovary is a great novel much better than any book we read those days