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Writing on Ironic Juxtaposition

Writing technique: Ironic juxtaposition I was flipping through “Madame Bovary”, written by Gustave Flaubert, when something struck me about a particular dialog. Rodolphe, a confirmed cad and runner-after-women is trying to seduce the pretty and bored wife of a country doctor, Emma. The venue is an agricultural fair, and I am struck by how Flaubert…