A Tale of Two cities

A Tale of Two cities

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  • Oh my gosh! After all these years?
  • Lorry tells Lucie that her father is still alive.
  • I have some news for you, Lucie. Your father is still alive.
  • Darnay asks Manette for his daughter's hand in marriage
  • You are very kind for considering my thoughts on this matter but it is up to her.
  • Dr. Manette. I love your daughter and I want what she's happy with
  • Carton drugs Darnay 
  • Hurry up and drink it, there's no time to talk
  • Did we need to switch clothes?
  •  In this scene, Lucie is informed that her father is still alive. After finding out, she passes out which demonstrates how out of the blue this news is. She is caught off guard for she was told that her father passed away from a young age. Lorry asks her if she wants to go to Paris to visit him. She agrees to this request and leaves immediately. This sets the scene for the rest of the story, for it demonstrates how Lucie is involved in the main plot and other subplots. 
  • Carton is killed
  • Vive la France; down with the aristocrats
  • "It is far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done"
  • In this scene, Darnay tells Dr. Manette that he loves Lucie. He also informs Dr. Manette to not tell Lucie, for he fears that her judgment might become biased if her father's opinions are given. Dr. Manette finds this quite admirable and wishes Darnay good luck. The scene demonstrates how considerate Darnay is; he could've asked Lucie straight away, but he wanted to get Dr. Manette's blessing first.  This also starts the chain of events that endanger Lucie and her family, for after they marry, the Defarges will stop at nothing to rid of them.
  • Foulon is killed after the storming of the Bastille
  • I guess I'm the one eating grass now
  • In the scene, Carton has just traveled to Darnay's cell with the help of Barsad. He plans to free him and sacrifice himself. He does this by changing clothes and drugging Darnay to convince the guards that he's the drunk Carton. This might have been done, for Darnay wouldn't willingly have Carton sacrifice himself. It shows how Carton has found purpose throughout his life and is willing to make sacrifices for the things he loves.
  • Carton reveals to Lucie how he feels
  • Carton, I hope the best for you and I know you will accomplish great things
  • Carton accepts his death in the last chapters. Throughout the story, the reader has witnessed the depressive and selfish Carton, and yet towards the end of the book Carton is portrayed in a whole new way. He becomes more grateful and selfless, and it is very apparent towards his final moments. In the scene, fFrench peasants watch on as the heads of 52 prisoners are severed from their bodies. Not only does the scene show how Carton has developed throughout the story, but it also shows how angry and passionate the crowd is.
  • Foulon was a wealthy official that was very hated by the commoners. He faked his death to escape danger, but once Madam Defarge found out he was still alive, she organized a group to hunt him down. he told the peasants to eat grass if they were so hungry which angered many of them. The scene demonstrates how powerful the Defarges are. The scene also demonstrates how angry and vengeful the crowd is.
  • In the scene Carton reveals his feelings for Lucie. He tells her that he loves her, but Lucie doesn't reciprocate the same feelings. Carton thanks Lucie, for she was the only one who believed in him.Carton tells Lucie that if her family needed anything, he would be there to help. This comes back later on in the book when he sacrifices himself to save Darnay.
  • Thank you for your kindness and compassion, it means a lot to me. Just know if you need anything I'm here to help
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