I was just browsing through Ada and (Ada Online) when I came across three points in need of further elucidation. (http://www.ada.auckland.ac.nz)
Pt. 1 Ch 3 - 27.08: in distant France, at a much less radiant and easygoing "home": the principal allusion seems to be to the suicide of Emma Bovary, in a distorted Antiterran version. In Flaubert's novel she does not die in an institutional "home."
and from the same chapter,