The narrator outlines the experience of two girls (Becky Sharp, and Amelia Sedley) who had just graduated from one of a finishing school. According to the narrator, the hands of Becky sharp is not only used to show the transition of the international from the battlefield to the actual drawing room but also bring out how control and power works within the woman hand. The narrator therefore uses Becky who comes from a humble background. That is her parent is broke and alcoholic art teacher whereas Amelia Sedley’s parent is a well-known and prosperous businessperson. A middle class and successful investor brought up Amelia Sedley. The Basing upon their different childhood experience both girls were prepared to handle the world’s situation or challenges amicably using different approaches. For instance, during Becky’s childhood she has acquired the knowledge and readiness to face life challenges in a total self-reliance approach. On the other hand, Amelia Sedley childhood experience has taught her that she should always be safe or protected therefore, she is required to maintain as a passive individual.
The narrator brought the fact that the lives of the two girls seem to be destined differently. For instance, Becky was destined to become a governess. Before the commencement of her job, Amelia Sedley invited her over to Sedley where she was to stay for a number of days. During her visit, she realized that Amelia Sedley had an older brother whom she try to start an affair for her to get married to him. Becky feelings to Amelia Sedley’s brother came after she realized that he has a good position in India. In other terms, Becky loved the fact that Amelia Sedley‘s brother was financially stable. Becky plans failed since Jos Sedley was not a type of person to hang around women. He was shy around girls and a person with a humble and quite a character. Becky also got a chance to interact with both Jos Sedley and Amelia Sedley friend at one occasion when they went to Vauxhall. Here she met George Osborne, and William Dobbin.
Becky gladly left Sedley to start her new job (governess) at Queen’s Crawley. She was so ambitious for the position hence she gave it her best and emerged as the best of the opportunity. Her good reputation and exemplary utilization of the opportunities that came her way, she manages to earn herself another post within the estate. Among the new duties was teaching the children of Crawley and becoming an informal manager of an estate along with other duties of being a secretary to Pitt Crawley. Crawley children loved Becky due to the fact that she use to leave them alone and pretend to be awed and pious by the dainty and prissy Pitt Crawley’s intellectual abilities. This made her to start an affair with the youngest son of Sir Pitt (Rawdon) and eventual were secretly got married. Over a short period of time Becky got lot popularity due to her hard work in the estate. Her popularity raises different emotions to the friend and relative of Rawdon. A good example is the fact Bute Crawley and his lovely wife became jealous of her success and popularity.
Bute Crawley had a rich single aunt (Miss Matilda Crawley) who loved him and was expect to write her will in favor of him. She got fond and obsessed of Becky to the extent that she decide to take her to London where she unfortunately fall sick under the watch of Becky. Becky shoulder her exemplary quality and maximum care to Miss Matilda but it was not long until when Sir Pitt made her sister to send Becky to her initial estate. During the Becky send-off, things took a twist when Sir Pitt decided to propose to her. She was force to reveal her secret that she already married to Rawdon. This came as surprise to Miss Matilda who in turn changed her will and declared not wanting to see either of the two ever again.
On the other side of the story, Amelia had a different version of experience her father's business encounter the collapse due to the fall in the stock market. Amelia’s father lost all his investments and became totally bankrupt. George was forced by his father to break up with Amelia because the marriage was not honorable since the Sedley family had sold all its belonging and relocated to small house around a poor neighborhood. The break up letter from George made Amelia to develop a health complication (brokenheartitis) due to the depression. The condition continued to pose a threat to Amelia’s life and at the same time George started to neglect and loss interest of hers. However, with the help of Dobbin, George was convinced to visit Amelia and take care of her. They even went ahead to be secretly get married without the consent of Mr. Osborne (George’s father). During their honeymoon vacation, they bump into a restaurant and coincidentally meet Becky and Rawdon having flown for Miss Matilda. Their reunion opens a new phase of living full betrayal and secrets for instance Amelia and Becky fall in love with different men without their husbands’ knowledge with at one point or another result to conflict and eventually break up.
The narrator made use of a different narrative style. The narrator uses two different characters vividly highlight different life setting and encounters. For instance, Becky was use of the text to outline different theme that may arise in a poor and human life background. In other words, Becky is symbolic in the sense that she represents the trait that are mostly found in people brought up in the humble and poor background or neighborhood. It simply means that the author distinguished the two major characters (Becky and Amelia) to create an avenue for the readers to pinpoint the difference in the society along with presence of diverse classes. This is the socioeconomic set up between the two graduated girls. The fact that Becky was from a poor background motivated her to work hard and was able to achieve her set goals and objective. For instance after getting her job as a governess she went ahead to work as informal manager and a secretary to one Sir Pitt. In addition, she manages to schedule her time well and teach the children of her estate, which in turn interested her popularity and drawing more success to her.
The narrator clearly pinpoints that Amelia father was a successful meddle businessperson. His engagement in the investment sector gave Amelia a desired life or rather a favorable childhood life as compared to Becky childhood life. However, all this turn in a different direction after the fall of his father investment and they had to start again from the bottom. That is they life standards deteriorated from the middle class to a poor family. It also shows how supportive Amelia’s family was in times of difficulties. In different events, the author brought out the point as to the sense of care among the family member. Jos stood up with his sister she was hospitalized due to the depression cause by the father in law (Mr. Osborne). It also outlines the greed for wealth and power as evident in the scenario where Mr. Osborne demands his son to break up with Amelia due to the fall of her father's wealth or investment terming it as not honorable to hang out with people of low social status. He went ahead to suggest that George should get in another affair with a richer and vulgar girl.
Comparison of two distinct life setting is a writing style that captures the reader’s attention since it is broad and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of life. The narrator brings out the theme of ambition in the sense that both characters had the desire to attain the top most position in the social sphere. Most of the movements were motivated by eagerness and desire to stand out a reputable and influential person in the society both financial and social. The narrator made it interest to read over the journal since it separately distinguishes specific instance in the “The hands of Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair” where the hands symbolic as compared to the verbal. The narrator uses a unique approach to appreciate and acknowledge transgressiveness of the character (Becky) by recognizing the social context that is shown in the scenes.
Thackeray's narrator ironically responded to Becky’s maneuver to outline or generate a certain pattern, which is posing a threat thus terming her status as one of a double. In other words, this come as the fact that Becky stands out as a woman and at the same as a poor individual. In personal point of view, the narrator was categorically using Becky to show the role of women in the community. It also shows how they respond to the other gender while given the power in their hand. The narrator brought the issue of conflict between Becky and Jos went she serves him Indian dish during the family dinner.
The narrator argued about how male character are used the “The hands of Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair” represent to the masculine ideal. For instance, he compared different occasion in the journal where the external appearance, wealth of a person, the political position are set in place to act the reader’s model. A good example that portrays the masculinity and men in the text is the way Jos never enjoyed or was happier being in the company of George as compared when he was in the company of a female character. Becky desired to be married by Jos bring the theme of men and their masculinity she needed a man to take care of her and assist her achieve her heart desires.
The narrator also did a though coverage of how the theme of femininity and women come along in the text. That is, the Thackeray's narrator mentioned on different occasions in the text where shows how to be a woman. The role played by Becky in the journal is a representation of what is required of a woman. That is standing up for the most challenging position in the society that have been dominated by the male gender over the decades. The narrator also touches on the point on the fact that the female gender played a secondary role in the text. For instance, focusing on the role played by Mrs. Bute shows some sort of stereotype as compared to the rest of the characters.
Becky hands life experience show how women in the society undergo challenge experience in order to realize the objective meaning that they in time to go through betray just to fulfill their dream. The narrator portrayed Becky as a strong woman in the society that grew from a humble background to become the most popular people within the estate. She is also among the characters that show how the author of the text uses a different writing style in delivering diverse theme within a social context. The narrator use easier and more interactive approach in highlight the role played by Becky in journal making it more simplified and interesting to the reader.
Most people would find the piece of writing informative since it coverage of the thematically writing of the journal. This means that it is easy to pinpoint the main point of the connection between different character and how they are used to bring a certain theme. The narrator uses Becky inmost instance as both the positive and negative image of the women in the community. This is evident by the way she flirts with different men (Jos) just because they hold a good position in the society. She even went ahead and married Rawdon without consent of the family members. The narrator also uses Becky role in the text to show the positive influence or impact of women empowerment in the society.
The narrator uses an easy language in comparing the different role of the character also the character in the text used different mode and styles of communicating. Thackeray major protagonist lays on her capability and capacity to communicate her point of view a wide range of styles within the text. She categorically gave her characters different accents. This is evident in the novel through some characters such as Mrs. O’Dowd that communicated using an Irish accent. The narrator also brought out the manner in which Thackeray used her writing style to highlight on matters of sexual appeal of all her characters. She went deep into outline how the character carried out their entire relationships. This makes it more interesting for the reader to because he or she get a mind blowing experience by reading over different love stories full of betrayal and strong connection among other epical stories. In conclusion, the text touches on most the human life experience and compares different themes as outline by the author in her writing style. The narrator does a thorough analysis or comparison of the approached used by the author in communicating her message to the readers without much of contradiction.