Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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The narrator summarizes the plot thus far. George is in love with Amelia, and Jos is in love with Becky. The outspoken narrator insists there are to be no great romantic gestures in this novel. The characters arrive at Vauxhall, impatiently waiting for Jos to propose to Becky. Jos's father says he does not care whom Jos marries. Mrs. Sedley thinks it's demeaning for her son to marry an artist's daughter, and Amelia is anxious for him to propose to her best friend. Mrs. Sedley is reminded that she was the daughter of a grocer before marrying Mr. Sedley.

Dobbin, very much the fifth wheel, is responsible for the ladies' shawls and purses while the two couples peruse the gardens. Dobbin is so happy to see Amelia having a good time that he begins to hum the song she was singing earlier.

Becky and Jos separate from...

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