A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities

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  • Madame Defarge Knitting
  • Don't mind me, just over here innocently knitting.
  • The grindstone
  • The grindstone will make all young people old
  • Death of Carton
  • This is my best decision yet.
  • In this scene Madame Defarge is knitting the names of those condemned to die on the registry. The knitting represents the revolutionaries. Madame Defarge seems innocent in her ctions but is very deadly. The scene also seems to represent the peasants vengeance. the peasant women sit and knit mechanically, just as the guillotine brings about the victims' fateful end.
  • Darnay's consent for marriage
  • May I marry Lucie?
  • The grindstone is a very symbolic part of the story. This is seen by Mr Lorry, Lucie, and Manette in the courtyard of Tellson's Bank. They look out and see the revolutionaries grinding their weapons on the stone, and Lucie has a panic attack. The grindstone and scene represent the killings of the revolutionaries and fateful ends to those they have condemned. The grindstone also represents the mill that grinds young people old. 
  • Roadmender
  • I love the nobles!!
  • The guillotine is very important in the end of the story. Carton decides that he will die in the place of Darnay out of the good of his heart. The guillotine represents the end of the story. The guillotine also represents all the killing and all the dead that has already taken place in the story. Carton is very happy with his decision and says it's the best thing he has done with his life. 
  • Wine spillage
  • Darnay asking Mr Manette to marry Lucie is a very important part of the book.  Manette says that is Darnay is necessary for the happiness of Lucie than he is okay with it. This scene represents a new chapter in the story and the love between the two. Darnay and Lucie's love plays a large role in the end of the story. Without thiss
  • If she is happy than I am happy
  • The Roadmender is an important scene in a Tale of Two Cities. The man is blue represents the weakness of the crowd cheering. The mender of roads is there to cheer for the queen so that the town doesn't look as depressing. He stands there as the king and queen go by so that the town looks good. The Mender of roads is also the person that noticed Defarge going to the wine shop. 
  • The wine spillage is at the beginning of the story but has an important meaning. The wine spilling in front of the shop represents all the poor folk. As they are moving wine into the shop it spills and everyone rushes to slurp it up. It is also symbolic of the desperate hunger of the French during the revolution. As they come up from drinking, the wine on their faces represent the bloodshed that will be to come. 
  • Quick everyone drink the wine. 
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