Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Becky arrives at the Crawley residence to work as a governess. Sir Pitt Crawley is a very respected gentleman whose family has long served on the British Parliament. The estate, once glorious, has fallen a bit to shambles. Sir Pitt has been married several times and is the father of four children: sons Pitt and Rawdon, both older, and two daughters, Rose and Violet, for whom Becky will be governess.

Becky is to meet Sir Crawley in their London home and ride with him to the estate the following morning. The carriage pulls up to a dilapidated house, and a dirty old man answers the door. John the driver refuses to help Becky unload her belongings, having no reason to respect her now that she is not staying with the Sedleys any longer. Becky also failed to tip the household staff, which angered him further. John angrily...

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