First and foremost, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my parents for teaching me the beautiful virtue of patience that I desperately needed in order to finish this long-ass satire. I have disliked Becky Sharp, the "protagonist" of the story, the so-called antihero, since the very beginning. I can't stomach her despicability. I like that she is ambitious, but her hustle is dishonorable. Becky is a selfish person of the highest order, she uses other people to climb the social ladder, she lies herself out of every situation, she pathetically steals others' garments, and she is a very incompetent mother, if she can even be called a mother. I know, I know, this is satire. She's just triggering something in me. Especially because I've read somewhere that she "has feminist credentials." Puh-lease. In a way, maybe, since she rose in a patriarchal society on her own. But she legit only thinks about herself, and I thought feminism was about empowerment of others. I would never consider her a role model for feminism. What do you guys think?
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