Jerry is very mad at his wife because he thinks she's praying against him, which is a false accusation. She tries to tell him that she doesn't, and only prays for good things, but Jerry doesn't believe her, and throws his boot at her. While this is all going on, Jerry's son watches, which isn't good because as we see throughout the book, little Jerry wants to be like his father. Their apartment is very dirty, and they live in a bad neighborhood. This shows not only his poor living situation, but the situation for other peasants.
Darnay decides to go to France
Surely they wouldn't harm me. After all, what have I done to upset them?
Foulon, a French nobleman, responded to the peasants complaints about not having food by telling them that they can eat grass. The peasants were not happy about this, so when they found him, they hung him three times a stuffed his mouth with grass. Then, when they heard his son-in-law was coming, they put his head on a stick and filled his mouth with grass. A large mob, gathered by Madame Defarge and the Vengeance also joins in and watches. It is said they treated the men like a cat would with a mouse.
The attack on prisoners
Why wait for their trial when we can just kill them now?
The Marquis is described as a stone faced, treacherous and cruel man. Following his departure for his Chateau in the countryside, his drives crazily through the streets that are filled with people. Suddenly the horses stop, and there is a man holding a baby, which the Marquis hit. Instead of recognizing his mistake, he proceeds to blame it on the peasants, referring to them as "you people" and then checks to see if his horses are alright. Ernest Defarge then walks out and tells the man that at least the baby died quickly, so that it did not have to suffer. The Monsieur's way of apologizing is throwing a coin at Defarge, which ends up being thrown right back at him.
Miss Pross saves Lucie
I'd do anything to save Lucie and her family!
When Mr Lorry leaves for France, Darnay makes the comment that he wishes he could go with him. Then, Darnay becomes uneasy because he sees the French ruling class becoming exiled from France and they're planning how to get it back. He finally decides that he will go to France, and he tells himself that he has never harmed anyone, so he should be safe. His goal is to save Gabelle, who is in prison for acting for an emigrant. Darnay only tells Lorry that he is going to France, and leaves Lucie a note telling her not to worry.
While Darnay is in prison, a massive raid is made that leads to the death of 1,100 prisoners. Fortunately, Darnay is alright, and Dr Manette immediately tells Lucie which comforts her. Although revolts like this have already been going on, some may say this is the one that really turned them from bad to worse. This one had the most casualties, as well as the largest impact, because after this, they made a banner that said, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity or Death". After this scene, deaths also become more frequent.
In a meeting with Madame Defarge, the Vengeance and Jacques three, Madame Defarge decides that Lucie, her daughter, and Dr Manette must be killed. She wants to arrest them herself because her husband thinks she's going too far, leading her to not trust him. Thankfully for Lucie, she had already left, and Madame Defarge does not know that, only to be greeted by Miss Pross. When Madame Defarge sees Miss Pross sees her trying to escape, she blocks the doorway, starting a struggle between the two. In there, Madame Defarge shoots herself, and Miss Pross goes deaf. This shows how loyal she is to Lucie.