Vanity Fair - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 30 Summary

The couples say goodbye to one another. Mrs. and Major O'Dowd, who were not invited to the ball, decide to sleep and pack sensibly for the battle. Rawdon thinks of how crazy in love he is with his wife and how immeasurably happy she makes him. He is sad that his debts deter her from climbing in society the way she wants to. She is a bit colder to him and does not get sentimental. She just continues to plot about getting money. She even suggests Rawdon go into the church, a thought which makes him laugh out loud. Becky insists she is sad that he is leaving, and he details the state of their finances. He instructs her to sell the horses to people looking to get out of Brussels, as well as some of the furniture and jewelry. He wears his shabbiest uniform into battle...

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