A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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due May 3rd

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  • Madame Defarge Knitting
  • No one will figure out what this is hiding.
  • Jerry Grave Robbing
  • Thats my dad?!?!
  • Yay grave robbing
  • Dr. Manette Making Shoes
  • Shoe making is real cool
  •   This is a scene of Madame Defarge knitting in the wine shop. Madame Defarge and her husband are revolutionaries. Her knitting became a symbol in the novel. In her stitches she is making a register of names of those are going to die. She appears to be a very harmless character but she is actually one of the heads of the revolution.
  • Manette opens up to Lucie
  • Okay so let me tell you how it all happened...
  • Jerry Cruncher is a worker for Tellson's bank and is a grave robber at night.  One night after he sees a funeral procession he follows them to see that Roger Cly is being buried. In the night Jerry goes to dig up the body to make money. His son follows him there and wants to be like his father. The grave robbing helps represent the theme of recalled to life as Jerry is digging up bodies.
  • Wine Spill Outside the Shop
  • While Dr.Manette was in hiding with the Defarges he would make shoes for people.  He becomes addicted to making shoes, but being out of the  Bastille and with his family helps him to stop. When he thinks about his life before he begins to make them again and has a relapse. In this scene Manette is revealed to Lorry and Lucie and they find that he is making shoes.
  • Carton's Death
  • They will name a child after me
  • On the day before Lucie's wedding to Darnay,Manette begins to tell her what it was like in the prison. He does this because he is starting to let go of his imprisonment. Manette tells Lucie about how when he was in the Bastille. He tells her he  would think about the type of person she is becoming and how he is happy now with her.  This helps them bond before she is to be married.
  • The wine that is being delivered to the wine shop has spilled onto the street. The peasants begin to scramble to drink wine from the ground off the streets. A man puts wine on his fingers and write "blood" on the wall outside the shop. The wine that was spilled was red, so it could possibly be a foreshadow of the blood of those who die during the revolution. It's also one of the first scenes of the mob.
  • In this scene Carton is at the guillotine awaiting his death. He took the place of Darnay who was supposed to be killed due, but Carton takes his place. He does this because he loves Lucie and wants her to be happy with Darnay and their children. Carton drugs Darnay before he can get to the execution and switches their clothes. Carton imagines what Lucie and Darnay will think of what he did and then is beheaded.
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