Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

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The story flashes back to the Osborne family immediately after the battle. The news of George's death has reached the Osbornes in England. John Osborne is deeply shaken and crushed by the news, but he still will not speak of it. He orders the family into full mourning, however. Dobbin comes to call on the family, bringing the letter George wrote to his father before heading off to battle. The letter is very brief, not emotional. George asks his father to think of Amelia should he fall and admits to having spent his mother's fortune already. John Osborne is touched but does not forgive the dead son.

Months later, the family is in church when John asks them to switch seats. They look up and notice that someone has commissioned a great memorial to George in the church. Everyone wonders whether John will forgive Amelia as well...

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