Vanity Fair - Study Guide Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Dobbin's impending marriage is revisited at last. Dobbin and Major O'Dowd enjoy life in India. The O'Dowds in particular are doing well there and are quite popular. Mrs. O'Dowd has made up her mind that her daughter should marry William Dobbin. She and her daughter, Glorvina, constantly badger Dobbin to marry her and stop his infatuation with Amelia. She flirts, sings and prances around in new dresses, but nothing can shake Amelia from Dobbin's heart. He receives the letter from Amelia where she writes how happy she is for his wedding, and this puts him in a foul temper. He finally laments that he "drags on this wearisome life" because she will not love him. He cries that he loves only her, and she is "a stone" to him.

Glorvina dresses to kill in new gowns from London, desperate for the major to...

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