Realism In Vanity Fair

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England is that rang and family are really achieved by having money and power. Well, that is certainly not the case: the noblest of families could easily descend into poverty because of wasting all their money, while the wealthiest businessman could not, generally speaking, ascend into nobility, no matter how wealthy he was or what connections he had. The most influential industrialist who might have helped drove the Industrial Revolution forward could dream to achieve a higher rank, but this generally stayed in the realm of dreams. A really extraordinary achievement of his could, theoretically speaking, get the attention of the Queen, who in turn could grant him a title, but that happened only seldom, records show. The reality was this: the…show more content…
His might be an unconventional way to describe events, but nevertheless Thackeray does not try to hide anything and does not exaggerate either, even when he seems to be doing so. Vanity Fair is a novel meant to showcase the way in which the Victorian society of the 19th Century thrived. If at times some events described in the novel sound far-fetched it is mainly because the characters involved are trying to make ends meet or trying to get the most out of their position and skills. Thackeray’s ridicule is his way of presenting to his readers a world in which everybody is acting solely in order to gain the upper hand. It is a moralist critique: the people were vain and hypocritical more often than not, which is why Murfin described the Victorian Era as he did. Though that does not make Thackeray a judge, at least not one per say. His style mirrors that of a moralist, but he just describes in a Realist way the world surrounding him. That is why at times the narrator sympathizes even with the most awful of characters and forgives them their folly. Thackeray’s depiction of the British society claims to be regarded as realistic, but not without mentioning, here and there, that maybe some actions can be excused, forgiven. The people are not always so awful as to deserve to be socially crucified, that is what the author tries incessantly to…show more content…
In Victorian times such an expression would seem otherworldly, but for Becky, it is just the state of things. She does not see Rawdon as a great conquest and therefore she strives further on, to more difficult conquests. She may not love her husband, but Rawdon, in his own way, actually loves her and genuinely cares for her. He is not the best of husbands, but at least he tries. In Belgium, she does not give much thought about her husband while he is on the battlefield, in crass contrast to Amelia’s concern over her husband and to Rawdon, who actually thinks about the wife he left at

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