Vanity Fair - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Becky Sharp feels that she is far more intelligent and beautiful than her friend Amelia. She longs to someday show Miss Sedley her superiority. She decides to make friends with anyone in the Crawley family who could potentially better her situation. This list does not include Lady Crawley, who holds no power in the family whatsoever.

Becky does not challenge her students very much and lets them educate themselves based on their own interests. This amounts to reading books with Rose every day and not tattling on Violet for picking fights and stealing sweets from the kitchen.

Becky Sharp appeals to Pitt junior's ego by asking his opinion of books and for help translating French passages. She also pretends to be interested in his pamphlets and speeches. She hints that her mother's family was the Montmorency family, but she does not tell him her mother was a...

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