A Tale of Two Cities Character Map

A Tale of Two Cities Character Map
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A Tale of Two Cities Lesson Plans

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Lesson Plans by Kristy Littlehale

A Tale of Two Cities strays from the typical Dickensian format, in that the silly names and humor are pushed aside to focus on a more serious analysis of one of the most tumultuous periods in world history. However, Charles Dickens does maintain his social critique of the European world, much like his other popular novels. In a world where the nobility gleefully runs over children in horse carriages, badgers innocent commoners on the streets, and holds onto a system of privilege to the detriment of the country’s economic health, the French Revolution provides Dickens with the perfect setting to analyze the limits of justice and what happens when a ruling class continues to suppress the will of the people. In doing so, Dickens explores important themes such as the destructive nature of revenge, revolution, the importance of sacrifice, and resurrection.


A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities Characters | Have students keep track of the various characters in A Tale of Two Cities with a character map graphic organizer!

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  • CHARLES DARNAY
  • DR. ALEXANDRE MANETTE
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  • Handsome; 25 years old; dark hair and eyes; rosy cheeks
  • Humble and kind; rejected his family name because he is ashamed of their actions; honorable; desires to do right by everyone; compelled to return to France to help Gabelle
  • "To the eye it is fair enough, here; but seen in its integrity under the sky, and by the daylight, it is a crumbling tower of waste, mismanagement, extortion, debt, mortgage, oppression, hunger, nakedness, and suffering."
  • LUCIE MANETTE
  • ERNEST DEFARGE
  • Defarge's Fine Wines
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  • SYDNEY CARTON
  • MADAME THERESE DEFARGE
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  • JARVIS LORRY
  • JOHN BARSAD / SOLOMON PROSS
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