Vanity Fair - Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 50 Summary

Amelia racks her brain to come up with money so that she does not need to send Georgy away. She thinks she can perhaps take in sewing or do other work-for-hire. She tries to sell paintings, but she is a mediocre artist and makes no money. She tries to be a governess, but nobody sends their children for lessons. She writes letters to her brother begging for money. Jos had never stopped sending it, but the entire sum is going straight to the creditors. When Amelia tells her father of the letter, he breaks down and confesses the truth about the creditors. Amelia knows there is no hope, and she must send Georgy away.

Amelia decides to send Georgy away and then kill herself so that she and George can watch him from heaven. She has Georgy read the biblical story of Samuel, whose mother Hannah gives...

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