Emma Bovary is a victim of her own foolish disposition fueled by her need for change, her incessant waiting for excitement to enter into her life, and her romantic nature. All of these things, plus her constant wavering of one extreme to another, also contributes to her suicide in the end. Throughout this story there are many vivid examples of her foolishness.
In the beginning of the story she has a desire to
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both show how unstable Emma’s emotions are and contribute to her suicide.
Flaubert, the author, exposes Emma romantic nature at Charles and Emma wedding when she tells Charles that she would have rather had the wedding by torchlight. That statement by Emma hints gives the readers about her character. It says that Emma has a yearning for things that are exciting, new and different from the dull normal world in which she lives in.