Herodias by Gustave Flaubert

By Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) used to be a French author who's counted one of the maximum Western novelists. he's identified particularly for his first released novel, Madame Bovary (1857), and for his scrupulous devotion to his artwork and magnificence, most sensible exemplified through his unending look for "le mot juste" ("the targeted word"). In September 1849, he accomplished the 1st model of a singular, The Temptation of Saint Anthony. In 1858, he travelled to Carthage to assemble fabric for his subsequent novel, Salammbo (1862). it really is now mostly admitted that he used to be one of many maximum writers who ever lived in France and his greatness largely depends on the extreme vigor and exactitude of his type. His inner most letters exhibit that he used to be now not a type of to whom effortless and proper language got here obviously; he won his outstanding perfection with the unceasing sweat of his forehead. Many critics ponder Flaubert's top works to be versions of favor. His different works comprise Over Strand and box: A list of trip via Brittany (1904), Herodias (1877) and a straightforward Soul (1877).

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His Latin nature was filled with disgust at their intolerance, their iconoclastic rage, their brutal, stumbling bearing. The proconsul wished to depart, but Aulus refused to accompany him. The exaltation of the people increased. They abandoned themselves to dreams of independence. They recalled the glory of Israel, and a Syrian spoke of all the great conquerors they had vanquished,— Antigone, Crassus, Varus. “ cried the enraged proconsul, who had overheard the Syrian‘s words. In the midst of the uproar Antipas remembered the medallion of the emperor that Herodias had given to him; he drew it forth and looked at it a moment, trembling, then held it up with its face turned towards the throng.

Jacob replied. The Sadducees shrugged their shoulders. Jonathas, opening wide his little eyes, gave a forced, buffoon-like laugh. Nothing could be more absurd, said he, than the idea that a human body could have eternal life; and he declaimed, for the benefit of the proconsul, this line from a contemporaneous poet: Nec crescit, nec post mortem durare videtur. By this time Aulus was leaning over the side of the pavilion, with pale face, a perspiring brow, and both hands outspread on his stomach.

Her dark hair fell in ringlets over a scarlet peplum with slashed sleeves. On either side of the door through which one stepped into the gallery, stood a huge stone monster, like those of Atrides; and as Herodias appeared between them, she looked like Cybele supported by her lions. “ This homage was repeated by Vitellius, Antipas, and the priests. But now, beginning at the farthest end of the banqueting-hall, a murmur of surprise and admiration swept through the multitude. A beautiful young girl had just entered the apartment, and stood motionless for an instant, while all eyes were turned upon her.

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