Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Matilda walks in the room as Becky is thanking Sir Pitt for his kindness. Sir Pitt tells Matilda that Becky has refused his proposal of marriage. Matilda cannot understand why a penniless governess would refuse to marry a baronet. She is insulted and thinks Becky has slighted her family. Becky begins to cry and falls to her knees thanking the family for their generosity. Matilda assumes Becky to be in love with some peasant and tries to find out who it is.

Becky admits to being in love with someone but cannot disclose the man. She spends a great deal of time alone thinking of what life would have been for her as the wife of a baronet. She thinks back on the kindness of Matilda and wonders what will happen to the family now. Becky decides to write Matilda a letter asking her to accompany Becky...

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