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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

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