Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Dobbin feels strange to have been the cause of George and Amelia's marriage. George's heart is softened as much by Amelia's servitude to him as her strong feelings for him. He still feels as though he is making a great sacrifice in marrying Amelia.

Dobbin consults with Mrs. Sedley, who thinks her husband will never allow the marriage after what John Osborne did. Dobbin encourages the pair to elope. Dobbin presses George to act quickly, all the while wondering why he does so. Dobbin goes to visit with John Sedley, who is quite a broken man, to see if there is any chance that George and Amelia could get married with his blessing. They discuss Napoleon and the war abroad. Sedley blames the war, quite rightly, for his financial ruin, having bet everything on the strength of the French currency before Napoleon escaped from Elba. Sedley complains...

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