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Evaluate the Way Becky and Amelia Fit Into the Dichotomy of `Virtuous and Vixenish' Thus Far

Summary: In Vanity Fair, many of the qualities valued are focused around money, class, breeding and good female behaviour. All these qualities are possessed by Amelia and thus she is portrayed as the virtuous character in Vanity Fair.

Becky and Amelia are two very opposite characters. Their contrasting personality and actions emphasize their different roles in society. Amelia is shown throughout chapters 1 to 12 as a model 19th century woman, prepared and schooled for a domestic life as that of a housewife. Amelia has been prepared for marriage through her attendance of Miss Pinkerton's academy and all her aspirations, dreams and hopes are centred around one ideal; marriage.

In Vanity Fair, many of the qualities valued are focused around money, class, breeding and good female behaviour. All these qualities are possessed by Amelia and thus she is portrayed as the virtuous character in Vanity Fair. However whilst Amelia is portrayed as the perfect woman, Thackeray's tone towards her is often one of weariness and cynicism as Amelia is often blinded by love and...

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