Vanity Fair - Chapter 44 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 44 Summary

The Crawleys are completely renovating Queens Crawley. Miss Briggs and little Rawdon oversee the servants while Becky has been put in charge of selling and purchasing furniture for the estate. When Pitt conducts business in London, he stays with his brother, and Becky is actually happy to have him over. She even cooks for him and cleans his fireplace herself. In the evenings, she sews a shirt for her "dear little son." It is the same shirt she has been sewing for years when she wants to impress people with her domesticity. When Becky hints at money, however, Pitt grows uncomfortable, and she drops the subject.

Pitt realizes how poor his brother and his family are, and he keeps thinking he should give them some money. Then, he decides he should wait until another time to do so. Becky convinces Miss Briggs to take her...

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