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Vanity Fair - Chapter 52 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 52 Summary

A flashback shows Lord Steyne convincing the Crawleys to send little Rawdon to boarding school and offering to finance his education. Rawdon agrees, despite his great love for the boy, for the benefit of Rawdon's education. Lady Jane comes to their house to console Rawdon when his son goes away, and he is grateful that he can tell her of his feelings for his child. Jane and Becky see one another as infrequently as possible, each hating the other's attitude toward children. Becky does not even kiss her son when he leaves.

Every weekend, Rawdon takes his son and his friends to plays and dotes on them. This makes Becky feel contempt for her husband, and she gives him even more freedom to do as he likes. She cannot be expected to interrupt her social activities to spend time with her child. Rawdon, Lady Jane and the...

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