Critical Analysis Of Vanity Fair

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William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Calcutta, India on July 18, 1811. His father, Richmond Thackeray, was an officer for the East India Company and also a collector of the twenty-four Parganas in Bengal. As a young boy, he lived with his Aunt in England and attended school there. After high school, he attended Trinity College for two years before leaving it since he wasn’t much of a student. After leaving Trinity College, Thackeray left England for Germany but later returned and attended London’s Middle Temple. At London’s Middle Temple, he studied law. However, in 1832, Thackeray received his father’s inheritance. This led Thackeray to completely drop out of school and pursue his dream of becoming a writer and an artist. As Thackeray …show more content…
These two encounter various conflicts and events that lead up to building a mood for the story. The story jumps from one event to another, so the tone is constantly changing, but based solely on the plot, it can be implied that the tone can be sarcastic and judging. One of the two critics of a critical analysis of the tone of Vanity Fair stated that, “the narrator 's voice gains an authority with the reader that 's hard to shake off or question,” which is questionable. The narrator is simply giving background information on the characters. He does not simply expect the reader to believe him and take what he says for word. For example, in chapter 1, “Miss Amelia Sedley...deserved not only all that Miss Pinkerton said in her praise, but had many charming qualities which that pompous old Minerva of a woman could not see,” basically gives the general description to give readers an insight of what kind of person Amelia Sedley is. Later on, the reader may develop their own opinion. Another author that wrote a critical analysis for this novel stated that, “The conflict is always man against man for the joys and advantages of Vanity Fair,” was a part of the plot of this novel. The novel did include many conflicts that were based off the idea where man was against man. For example, when Becky Sharp …show more content…
Her character is well-rounded and most events in Vanity Fair revolve around her. She is a clever and ambitious woman. Becky has a strong character but she can fake the part of a modest, simple, gentle, and good-humored lady. She’s able to cry and blush at will. The first genuine time she was able to cry was. However, she had already married his son, Rawdon Crawley. Becky was saddened to have to refuse Sir Pitt Crawley’s proposal. She’s able to sacrifice her small family and severe relationships in order to achieve what she must. Becky knows how to use her charm and wit to outsmart people, as she does get her way with the wealthy Lord Steyne. He knows she’s only using him but he continues to be under her charm. Becky’s actions towards Lord Steyne are almost spider-like. She feeds on his wealth, using him solely for that reason but she begins to enjoy it. She could have taken a different route and made money by taking on a job that would pay a lot. It seems like she had not been in love with Rawdon as much as she should have. She was selfish and even despised their child together. She only wants wealth and a stable high social standing since she was poor as a child with her father always in

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