In the chapter "In Which the Reader is Introduced to the Very Best of Company," there's a passage where Becky lies about where (and one might surmise how) she obtained her diamonds. She hides them...

In the chapter "In Which the Reader is Introduced to the Very Best of Company," there's a passage where Becky lies about where (and one might surmise how) she obtained her diamonds. She hides them in a desk that Amelia had given her long ago. Do you think  that the reason Becky hid her treasures in something that Amelia had given her was a way to subliminally acknowledge her connection to Amelia? 

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I don't necessarily think that a cigar is just a cigar. One of the joys of literature is the way that we can read in to such tiny details, and Thackeray is of course a master novelist and such details are not given by accident. I definitely think that Becky's choice of hiding place is very significant, as it does link her very strongly to Amelia and says a lot about their relationship and the openness and honesty that there is between them. Let us remember that Amelia is a character who has known Becky the longest and the best.

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