George Osborne regrets asking Becky to elope with him. He tells Dobbin so. Why does nobody ever mentions this in extenuation of his faults?

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Nobody mentions this because Becky is no different than Osborne, and she had not cultivated any form of social acceptance that would put her in a position of "damsel in distress". Instead, Becky had developed a very stained reputation. All that is bad is already expected of someone like George, but also of someone like Becky. As far as extenuation of his faults, they know they will not cease to show up.

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