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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair


by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. That all human interactions are based on a detailed calculation of exactly how and where those involved stand in relation to each other speaks to which theme? -> Society and Class
2. The desire to constantly rise higher in the social sphere is the only motivation for action or movement in Vanity Fair. This speaks to which theme? -> Cunning and Cleverness
3. Secondary characters offer a vision of manhood run amok. This speaks to which theme? -> Men and Masculinity
4. For younger women, the novel prescribes an emphasis on nurturing what? -> Motherhood
5. Hackeray's disparaging eye ranges over rampant materialism, snobbery, and the brutal internal logic of the social hierarchy, showing which theme? -> Cunning and Cleverness