Amelia’s love for Georgy is obviously a reflection of her all-consuming love for her late husband. Just as her whole life revolved around George when he was alive, her whole life revolves around Georgy. So then, why does the narrator say that Georgy is an “improved” version of George (388)? Georgy could be an improved version of George, in Amelia’s eyes, because he cannot leave her. Georgy is completely dependent on her and listens to whatever she says, because he is a child. On the other hand, George could and did leave Amelia whenever it was convenient for him to do so. He constantly left her to talk to or be around Becky. Georgy could also be considered an improved version of George (though Amelia may not think so) because he is not completely George. George was riddled with character flaws, like selfishness and faithlessness, to which Amelia continues to be completely blind. So, Georgy could be an improved version because George’s character and temperament is softened with parts of Amelia’s sensitive character. Georgy is a mixing of both Amelia and George. The narrator says that Georgy is like George “as if come back from heaven” (388). Since Amelia could be considered an “angel in the house,” the mixing of both Amelia and George could result in an innocent, holier version of George.