Vanity Fair - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Rawdon's marriage to Becky is the one most honest thing he'll do in his life. He is infatuated with her, and she fills his soul with joy. Becky suspected Sir Pitt would propose to her when Lady Crawley died, and she confessed this to Rawdon. He agreed that Becky could not marry Sir Pitt, and as he was in love with her, they arranged for Amelia to secretly meet them and stand up for them before the judge. Rawdon is confident Becky has enough wit to make sure the Crawley family is not too outraged. Rawdon rents a nice house near the military barracks for his bride and him and stocks it with fine furniture, plants and clothing for Becky.

On the night Becky is to tell Matilda the identity of her husband, she spends the entire day buttering up to Matilda. She sings her favorite songs...

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