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As public prosecutor,
and that its author, Gustave Flaubert,
This man, this Flaubert,|has created a character, a Frenchwoman,
who introduces adultery|and ruin into her home,
this is our heroine.
This corrupt, loathsome,|contemptible creature,
why, perhaps, to love.
and find her guilty of her crimes.
The state asks you, gentlemen,
And I don't.
If it were only that easy, gentlemen,|to confirm or deny.
Can I deny them?
as if he were a schoolboy|doing a problem of two and two.
But still, can I deny them?
What can I say?
I do not deny it.
so that we may preserve the virtuous.
Furthermore, I deny that Emma Bovary|is a monstrous creation
of my degenerate imagination.
Monstrous she may be,|but it was not I who created her.
Our world, your world and mine,|created her,
There are thousands of Emma Bovarys.|I only had to draw from life.
who wish they were Emma Bovary,
and who have been saved from her fate,|not by virtue,
but simply by lack of determination.
Let me proceed.
Let me take you back, gentlemen,
Let me take you back to the time|when Emma was 20,
See her for the first time as he saw her.
It was rude, substantial, lonely,|in a way, miserable.
He'd seen hundreds of such farms.
Good evening. I should say, good morning.
Could he fix a broken leg?|That's all I want to know.
except that our local doctor...
His wife, poor man, is ill.
Madame, I share your doubts.
May I say that my only qualifications|are these, that it's a very stormy night,
that I have no wife,|that I am the doctor who came.
- Now if you'll show me to the patient...|- Oh.
...you both can go home|and get some rest.
Oh, right this way.
I want to see him set the leg, Mama.
Never mind. Never mind.
We're going home. Good night, Emma.|Try to get some rest.
- Well, I thank you.|- That's it.
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