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    Vanity Fair Military Wives: Here We Go A Marching In reading William Thackeray's novel, Vanity Fair, it was very surprising to learn that it was customary for soldiers' wives to follow and accompany their husbands' regiments when they went off to engage in combat. It seems rather odd when Amelia, on her honeymoon, boarded the ship (provided by His Majesty's government) that would take the troop on to Brussels. There is quite a big production as crowds gathered and cheered as the bands played “God

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    Victorian Newspapers

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    Newspapers: The Source for Inquiring Minds In William Makepeace Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair, George Sedley Osborne exhibits a desire to have his name appear in the newspapers. Furthermore, he is not the only one in Vanity Fair who is concerned with the newspapers, considering the fact that the words "newspaper" and "newspapers" appear twenty-two times in Thackeray's novel. Still, there is much more to know about Victorian newspapers than Thackeray imparts to his readers. Although George is unsuccessful

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    Social Change in Two Novels

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    social class, and politics. In the Nineteenth Century, many authors addressed those social forces in forms of novels. Among those authors were William Makepeace Thackeray and Thomas Hardy. This essay will compare and contrast the nature and function of society and social forces on Thackeray’s Vanity Fair and Hardy’s Tess D’Urberville. William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair expose the social forces of the Nineteenth Century’s Victorian Era while focusing on how it affects and motivates the aristocratic

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    How The Eustace Diamonds Changes Representations of Femininity in Vanity Fair Since Anthony Trollope published The Eustace Diamonds (1872), readers have associated Lizzie Eustace with Becky Sharp of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (1848) (John Hall 378). Both Becky and Lizzie perform a femininity made all the more dangerous by contrast to the femininity of their idealized counterparts, Amelia and Lucy. Both novels involve a man’s choice between satisfying his sexual desire for the

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    Vengeful Defence

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    The nineteenth century author William Makepeace Thackeray once said, “Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural”. The need to right a wrong is in human nature. It has been in such a way since the beginning of humanity. In the stories “The Lamb to the Slaughter” by Rahl Dauhl, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “The Coffin” by Ray Bradbury, the main characters are all wronged by another person. All three go by their human nature to take revenge, and all three result in the death of another

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    Great Exhibition of 1851

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    paper ... ...reat-Exhibition-The-Victorian-New-World-Order>. • Appleton, D. "[Appletons'] Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year: 1861-1875." Open Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014. . • Thackeray, William M. "May-Day Ode." Ballads by William Makepeace Thackeray:. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2014. . • Bosbach, Franz, John Davis, and Walter De Gruyter. "Die Weltausstellung Von 1851 Und Ihre Folgen / The Great Exhibition and Its Legacy." Google Books. Web. 10 June 2014. • Coleman

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    noisy.” (Thackeray xviii) It is here, in Vanity Fair that its most insidious resident, selfishness,-veiled with alluring guises-has shrewdly thrived among its citizens, invading, without exception, even the most heroic characters and living so unheeded that it has managed to breed monsters of them. There are those in Vanity Fair, however, who have heeded the vicious selfishness, and, though not having lived unaffected by it, were still able to point out its many evils. One such man is William Makepeace

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    to were French and in it the sexual references were known. Not necessarily in an inappropriate manner, but it was acknowledged by the author, whereas the English were a little more subtle with their sexual references. In Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, the reader would have to decipher if certain passages suggests sexual advances. Although the novel carries the famous slogan “a novel without a hero” it can be assumed that Rebecca Sharp is the strongest and most powerful character in the

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    imprudent Semele&emdash;a giddy moth of a creature who ruined herself by venturing out of her natural atmosphere. (657) With this sentiment in mind, Thackeray expresses his conception of the danger present when one attempts to step outside of their inherent social strata. Through depicting a world devoted to upholding the inflexible codes of society, Thackeray creates an appropriate backdrop for his humorously satirical novel Vanity Fair. At the heart of this work, the avaricious Becky Sharp, born of common

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    American Teenagers Similar to "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq;" by William Thackeray "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq;" by William Thackeray, is a story that follows an Irishman who wishes and makes attempts to become a bougeiouse nobleman during the 18th century. Upon first reading the novel, I couldn't help but notice a peculiar feeling I developed towards the story: it has a lot in common with an American teenager's life! Of course, it seems rather absurd to compare the story of an 18th

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