A Tale of Two Cities : Book 3 - Chapters 1 -10

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1. Chapter 2 : The Grindstone Setting : Paris, Tellson's Banks

1.1. Lucie Manette :

1.2. " fallen into a stupor on the floor " ( Dickens 375)

1.3. " her paleness and wildness " ( Dickens 370)

1.4. As Lucie finds the letter from her husband she rushed to Paris. Meeting with Mr. Lorry at Tellson's bank with her father, they tell him of the circumstances. They hope that Dr. Manette, who was once a prisoner, can help his son in law.

2. Chapter 3 : The Shadow Setting : Tellson's Bank, Lodging in the Quarter near the Banking-house

2.1. Lucie Manette:

2.1.1. Madame Defarge:

2.2. "Lucie weeping, alone..." (Dickens 380)

2.3. "Defarge to his wife, and kissed one of the hands that knitted. It was a passionate, loving, thankful, womanly action, but the hand made no response—dropped cold and heavy, and took to its knitting again." ( Dickens 380)

2.4. " looked terrified at Madame Defarge. Madame Defarge met the lifted eyebrows and forehead with a cold, impassive stare" ( Dickens 380)

2.5. " The shadow attendant on Madame Defarge and her party seemed then to fall, threatening and dark, on both the mother and the child." ( Dickens 381)

2.6. As Dr. Manette and Mr. Lorry try to help Charles Darnay, they send Lucie and Miss Pross to nearby lodging. Mr. Lorry and Defarge go to Lucie, later on she recieves a message from her husband to have courage. Soon Madame Defarge is begged by Lucie to help her husband, but she refuses as he is an enemy of the rebellion.

3. Chapter 5 : The Wood-sawyer Setting : Outside the prison , " La Force"

3.1. Lucie Manette :

3.2. " Lucie was never sure, from hour to hour, but that the Guillotine would strike off her husband’s head next day " ( Dickens 392)

3.3. " she arranged the little household as exactly as if her husband had been there" ( Dickens 393)

3.4. " She lost her colour, and the old and intent expression was a constant, not an occasional, thing; otherwise, she remained very pretty and comely " ( Dickens 393)

3.5. " All the family!’ Lucie shuddered as he threw two more billets into his basket, but it was impossible to be there while the woodsawyer was at work " ( Dickens 394)

3.6. As Lucie and her family await through her husbands imprisonment, she stands for two hours a day in a spot where her husband may see her through the window. As she stands there a wood-sawyer who works near her, taunts her by the cutting of the wood in which it is inscribed " Little Saint La Guillotine", he tells her that each piece of wood he cuts is the head of a prisoner. Dr. Manette brings Lucie hopeful news when he tells her that her husband is going on trial.

4. Chapter 6 : Triumph Setting : Trial of Charles Darnay

4.1. Charles Darnay :

4.2. " Charles Evremonde, called Darnay, was accused by the public prosecutor as an emigrant, whose life was forfeit to the Republic, under the decree which banished all emigrants on pain of Death. " ( Dickens 405)

4.3. As Darnay's trial begin a large crowd of revolutionaries gather in front of him. Dr. Manette announces that he is his father-in-law, a cheerful cry goes among the audience. Testimonies are shared, and Manette persuades the jury to acquit him. He is then carried home on a chair by the crowd.

5. Chapter 7 : A Knock at the Door Setting : The Manette Home

5.1. Lucie Manette :

5.1.1. Charles Darnay :

5.2. " And yet his wife trembled, and a vague but heavy fear was upon her. " ( Dickens 411)

5.3. As Manette rejoices for saving Darnay, his daughter remains terrified for her husbands well-being. Later that afternoon, Darnay is rearrested, the accusers are those of the Defarges and one other unnamed individual. The solider tells him he will receive his answer the next day of who the third accuser is.

6. As Mr. Lorry confronts Cruncher for being a grave-robber, Cruncher tells him that many doctors that who bank at Tellson's are also grave robbers. Carton arranges to see Darnay before his execution. he reflects that someone who has no love another have wasted their life, Mr. Lorry agrees with him. The next day at the trial, a letter written by Dr. Manette is revealed to the audience, unknowingly he was the third accuser of Darnay.

7. Chapter 1 : In Secret Setting : Paris and The La Force

7.1. Charles Darnay :

7.2. " Charles Darnay began to perceive that for him along these country roads there was no hope of return..." (Dickens 245)

7.3. " You are a cursed emigrant... and you are a cursed aristocrat" (Dickens 247)

7.4. " Emigrants have no rights Evremonde" ( Dickens 251)

7.5. As Darnay heads to Paris to help Gabelle, he his stopped by revolutionaries and throw into La Force for being an aristocrat and an emigrant. Defarge speaks with him, but refuses to help him.

8. Chapter 8 : A Hand at Cards Setting : The Wine Shop

8.1. Madmae Defarge :

8.1.1. Sydney Carton :

8.2. " Carton’s negligent recklessness of manner came powerfully in aid of his quickness and skill, in such a business as he had in his secret mind, and with such a man as he had to do with. " ( Dickens 425)

8.3. " He always remembered with fear and trembling, that that terrible woman had knitted when he talked with her, and had looked ominously at him as her fingers moved. He had since seen her, in the Section of Saint Antoine, over and over again produce her knitted registers, and denounce people whose lives the guillotine then surely swallowed up. " ( Dickens 431)

8.4. Miss Pross and Jerry Cruncher visit the wine shop, finding her long lost brother Solomon. Solomon who is working as a spy for the Republic, is also recognized by Cruncher as the witness who accused Darnay of treason. Sydney Carton suddenly appears, recognizing "Barsard" as well, which he uses to his advantage threatening to tell the revolutionaries his true identity unless he accompanies him to Tellson's bank.

9. Chapter 9 : The Game Made Setting : Tellson's Bank

9.1. Sydney Carton :

9.2. “I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me, shall never die.”

10. Chapter 10 : The Substance of the Shadow Setting : Paris, Trial of Charles Darnay

10.1. Madame Defarge :

10.2. " At heart and by descent an Aristocrat, an enemy of the Republic, a notorious oppressor of the People. Back to the Conciergerie, and Death within fourand-twenty hours!" ( Dickens 475"

10.3. Defarge claims that Manette wrote the letter during his imprisonment of the Bastille. The letter describes the story of the twin Evremonde's who ordered Manette to take care of a young woman. The young woman was with a fatal fever while her brother was on the verge of death after being stabbed. The brothers had raped the woman, killed her husband and stabbed her brother. After the girls death, not knowing there was another sibling there who was hiding away, he is sent to prison by the Evremondes. After the crowd hears the letter, Darnay is sentenced to death to pay for the sins of his father and uncle.