English project for a tale of two cities

English project for a tale of two cities

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  • The Marquis runs over the little boy with his carriage
  • Storming of the bastille
  • Lucie reuniting with Dr. Manette after escaping from the Bastille
  • In the book, the Marquis is traveling throughout the town to see Darnay, his nephew. On his way, the Marquis carelessly runs over a child.When he runs over the child, he stops his carriage and yells at the people that it was the boy's fault, and the Marquis only cares about the damage to his horses. As a result, he throws a few coins at the boys father like money can fix the problem. This scene represents the ignoracy of the aristocrats, and how they believe money can fix everything.
  • Madam Defarge knitting outside of the wine shop
  • Wine Shop
  • In the book, the storming of the Bastille is one of the first events that occurs. In this, Dr. Manette escapes from prison, and he is known to be "recalled to life." This event sparks the news of Manette coming back, and he later reunites with his daughter Lucie. Manette had spent around 18 years of prison, and this caused him to lose his sanity. The theme of Manette's sanity is brought about many times throughout the book.
  • Carton visiting Darnay in prison
  • When Jarvis Lorry hears of Dr. Manette being "recalled to life", he travels to find Manette's daughter Lucie. Lucie is then brought to the basement of the Defarge's wine shop where Manette is hidden. Once Lucie and her father connect again, Manette starts to gain control of himself and his sanity. This scene represents a sort of turning point now in Manette's life. Not only for Manette, but now for Lucie as well since she has her father back.
  • Lorry and Mrs. Pross burning Manette's shoe making materials and bench
  • Madam Defarge knitting constantly throughout the story was a major symbol. The reader later finds out she is  a revolutionary who knits the name of aristocrats that the revolutionaries target and go after. For example, one name knitted on is "Darnay." Madam Defarge holds a grudge against any and all Evermonde due to personal reasons. The names knitted into the quilt are knitted in code as well, so it's not obvious who is targeted.
  • Darnay Barsad
  • Within a Tale of Two Cities, Sydney Carton is known to be a character who constantly feeds off other success, and he never works for anything. He is also known to be selfish and drunk.  However, at the end of the book Carton begins to change and become more caring. This is shown when Darnay is put into jail and put to death, but Carton visits Darnay and swaps places with him. Carton sacrifices his entire life to save Darnay's. This could be interpreted as Carton trying to make up for all the bad, and he believes Darnay has a lot more to live for. Overall this symbolizes that people truly can change.
  • In this scene, Dr. Manette has agreed to let both Mrs. Pross and Lorry burn his shoe making tools and bench. Lorry makes up a scenery about a blacksmith to use with Manette. However, the situation is actually directed at Manette. He reveals the reason for continuing to make shoes is due to his expiriences in prison, and because Lucie has left for her honeymoon.  When Manette leaves to go see Lucie, Mrs. Pross and Lorry burn his tools.
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