Even thought the main character of the novel is Emma Bovary, the character that I ended up sympathizing with was her husband Charles. She cheats on him with two different guys, spends all his money, and puts him in debt and he is completely oblivious to it all because he is so much in love with her. Even at the end when he finds the letter from Rodolphe, he still doesn't think bad of her, and thinks that the letter was about "platonic love." It isn't until he opens her desk that he finds out what she was really doing, and he doesn't even think ill of her then. I think that he is really foolish, but still really sweet.