An analysis of vanity fair by william makepeace thackeray

While her mouth is afire, Joseph asks her if she wants a chili, which she thinks must be cool because of its name. Becky continues her ascent first in post-war Paris and then in London where she is patronised by the rich and powerful Marquis of Steyne.

Vanity Fair Summary

Becky Sharp character Rebecca Sharpcalled Becky, is Amelia's opposite, an intelligent young woman with a gift for satire. Anne Becher, her sister Harriet and their widowed mother, also Harriet, had been sent back to India by her authoritarian guardian grandmother, Ann Becher, in on the Earl Howe.

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They hailed him as the equal of Dickens. He was narrowly beaten by Cardwellwho received 1, votes, as against 1, for Thackeray. Neither of these assertions was true. Joseph, flushed with embarrassment, pulls the bell rope loose. Becky has fallen in life. Jos dies, possibly suspiciously, after signing a portion of his money to Becky as life insurance, setting her up with an income.

I loved debating with Thackeray in interpreting scenes and actions. Also notable among the later novels is The History of Henry Esmondin which Thackeray tried to write a novel in the style of the eighteenth century, a period that held great appeal for him.

I want to leave everybody dissatisfied and unhappy at the end of the story—we ought all to be with our own and all other stories. Before father and son can be reconciled, George is killed at the battle of Waterloo, leaving the pregnant Amelia to carry on as well as she can. Cunning, low pride, selfishness, envy, malice, and all uncharitableness are scattered amongst them with impartial liberality.

Emmy and her family encounter Becky by chance at a charity event on the last page of the novel. Thackeray saw himself as writing in the realistic tradition, and distinguished his work from the exaggerations and sentimentality of Dickens.

Becky enchants Jos Sedley all over again, and Amelia is persuaded to let Becky join them. And I almost never write in books. Thackeray regarded humor as doing more than making readers laugh, "the best humour is that which contains most humanity, that which is flavoured throughout with tenderness and kindness.

Only when Becky shows her George's letter to her is Amelia able to move on, though she informs Becky that she has already written to Dobbin to ask him to come back. He is heavily indebted throughout most of the book, not so much for his own expenses as for Becky's.

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The serials had been subtitled Pen and Pencil Sketches of English Society and both they and the early bound versions featured Thackeray's own illustrations.

During the crossing she threw herself from a water-closet into the sea, but she was pulled from the waters. He also lost a good part of his fortune in the collapse of two Indian banks.

Amelia bears him a posthumous son, who carries on the name George. He also began work, never finished, on the novel later published as A Shabby Genteel Story. She determines to marry him, if possible, and never go on to the Crawleys. With affected dignity he extends two fingers for his sister to shake.From the first scene of this book, Thackeray begins his revelation and evaluation of the false values of Vanity Fair.

Previous About Vanity Fair Next Chapters Amelia Sedley, of good family, and Rebecca Sharp, an orphan, leave Miss Pinkerton's academy on Chiswick Mall to live out their lives in Vanity Fair — the world of social climbing and search for wealth.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Amelia does not esteem the values of Vanity Fair; Rebecca cares for nothing else. Rebecca first. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero is Thackeray’s best-known work, and it established his reputation as a master of social satire. The title is taken from Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. William Makepeace Thackeray (/ ˈ θ æ k ər i /; 18 July – 24 December ) was a British novelist and author.

He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity. William Makepeace Thackeray (/ ˈ θ æ k ər i /; 18 July – 24 December ) was a British novelist and author.

He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. At the end of the book Rebecca has the money necessary to live in Vanity Fair; she appears to be respectable. William has won Amelia. Rebecca has been the one who jolted Amelia into recognition that George, her first love, wasn't worthy.

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