Women couldn't do certain things.
The social class in the Victorian Era was a big thing it show where you were at when it came to money. In the book Vanity Fair Becky Sharp is in the Lower Class unlike The Sedleys that are in the Upper Middle Class
Vanity Fair is all about beauty how that women were beautiful. Vanity is that you know that you are beautiful and can be self centered, but all aren't self center like Becky Sharp because she don't have the money to have anything she wanted.