A Tale of Two Cities Quiz | 15 Questions | Author image22As the road-mender departs for home and the Defarges return to Saint Antoine, a policeman who is a member of the Jacquerie informs Defarge to be alert for a new spy in the area, John Barsad. When they reach the wine-shop, the Defarges discuss the progress of the revolutionary activity. Defarge admits that the slowness of the process makes him tired and depressed, and he worries that they won't live to see their work come to fruition. Showing a rare hint of sympathy, Madame Defarge acknowledges that laying the groundwork for monumental change takes a long time. However, she adds that once the revolution comes, it will be unstoppable, like lightning or an earthquake.
A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Charles Dickens - Book 3 "THE TRACK OF A STORM"
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How sympathetic is Dickens towards the French Revolution? Which details illustrate his revulsion or attraction to the movement? Compare the adherence to traditional gender roles by Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge. Is Dickens constrained by literary or social conventions, for example by making a manly woman the villain and a feminine woman the sentimental heroine? How does religion color the attitudes of the characters in this novel?
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In these final fifteen chapters Dickens focuses on the Reign of Terror September, to September, , precipitated by the excesses of the aristocracy in the preceding century, especially of the Sun King, Louis XIV, who is reputed to have said shortly before his death in , "Apres moi, le deluge. In February, , the King accepted the principles of the Revolution, which heretofore had been democratic but disorganised. - For complaints, use another form.