There are four columns of lovely women in here, and only one of four men. The odds are on our side. Now why wouldn't any of these women want to meet a nice person like you?
Ronald James McGorvey:
I'm not a nice person.
You're a miracle, Ronnie. We're all miracles. Know why? Because as humans, every day we go about our business, and all that time we know... we all know... that the things we love, at any time now can be all be taken away. We live knowing that and we keep going anyway. Animals don't do that.
I think I understand your feelings about this book. I used to have some problems with it, myself. When I read it in grad school, Madam Bovary just seemed like a fool. She marries the wrong man; makes one foolish mistake after another; but when I read it this time, I just fell in love with her. She's trapped! She has a choice: She can either accept a life a misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle.
[sarcastically] Some struggle. Hop into bed with every guy who says hello.
She fails in the end, but there's something beautiful and even heroic about her rebellion. My professors would kill me for even thinking this, but in her own strange way, Emma Bovary is a feminist
Oh, that's nice. So now cheating on your husband makes you a feminist?
No, no, it's not the cheating. It's the hunger. The hunger for an alternative, and the refusal to accept a life of unhappiness.
Maybe I didn't understand the book!
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