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A Tale of Two Cities: Book II
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Jerry Cruncher yells at his wife one morning because he thinks she is doing something "against him." What is she doing that really upsets him?
Why couldn't Dr. Manette testify in more detail about his boat trip?
He was still in bad health from his incarceration
C. J. Stryver is whose attorney?
What are the Manettes doing in the courtroom?
The Manettes are testifying AGAINST Darnay
Name the two men who are doppelgangers.
Charles Darnay and Syndey Carton
What does Sydney Carton notice (which no one else seems to) toward the end of Darnay's trial?
Sydney notices that he resembles the prisoner, Charles Darnay.
C. J. Stryver is compared to a lion. To what animal is Sydney Carton compared?
What does Mr. Stryver's name sound like?
To Strive. He is always trying to be excellent but he falls short.
Who are the other witnesses in Darnay's trial? What is significant about their names?
John Basad and Roger Cly. Basad visually resembles the word "bastard" and Cly could have easily been switched to "sly". This, along with the non-dialogue, is a device that Dickens uses to discredit their testimony.
Who now spends Sunday afternoons with the Manette family?
Darnay, Carton, Mr. Lorry
Charles Darnay tells a story of a tower where three letters were scratched onto a cornerstone in a cell. What three letters were inscribed? Who has a negative reaction to this story?
Dr. Manette has a negative reaction to the story that Darnay tells about the letters D.I.G. in an old prison cell.
What happens after dinner that keeps Mr. Lorry at the Manettes' until 1:00 in the morning?
What does Marquis' carriage run over?
A child in the streets of Paris
What is the Marquis' response to the accident in Paris?
He throws a coin at the peasant father
What literary device does Dickens often use to tie up loose ends and keep the story moving?
Paraphrase Defarge's reaction to the death of the child.
Defarge tells the father that his child is better off dead than living in the oppressive and impoverished conditions of France.
Who is the Marquis' nephew?
When Darnay dines with his uncle, he references ideas about the value of the individual no matter their social class. What philosophical movement are these ideas a part of?
Name one instance of foreshadowing from Darnay's dinner with his uncle.
Look at page 125. There are many options.
How does the Marquis die? Who takes credit for the murder?
He was stabbed. Around the knife there was a note from the Jacques
Now that Charles Darnay has settled in England, what does he do for a living?
He is a tutor
Charles Darnay tries to tell Dr. Manette a secret, but the doctor refuses to hear it. On what day does the doctor say that Darnay can tell him the secret?
On Darnay and Lucie's wedding day
When Mr. Stryver is on the way to the Manette residence to ask Lucie to marry him, who does he stop in and see to ask for advice?
Mr. Lorry who advises against Stryver's task
Who said, "I would give a life to keep a life you love beside you"?
Carton to Lucie
What is Jerry Cruncher's nighttime occupation?
What exactly is Madame Defarge knitting?
A register of names that the Jacques want to bring to justice (aka kill)
What happens to the man who killed the Marquis?
He is publicly hung over the town fountain
Where do the Defarges take the mender of roads? Why?
They take him to see the King and Queen at Versailles. Although Madame Defarge is apprehensive about the mender's political affiliation, Defarge convinces her that the exposure will be good for him. The mender of the roads becomes a Jacques after seeing the excessive luxury that the nobility exhibit.
What names are added to the Jacques registry?
Darnay and Barsad
Why does Madame Defarge put a rose in her hat?
It is a signal to any Jacques that the visitor doesn't belong
What first name Barsad call Mr. Defarge?
What do Dr. Manette and Lucie talk about in the garden on the night before her wedding?
Manette tells her of his time in prison. Lucie hopes that she will be as devoted to her husband as she was to her father
What does Lucie's conversation with Dr. Manette say about her relationship with men?
Lucie is constantly identified by her relationship with a man. Now that she isn't going to be in a co-dependant relationship with her father, she has to attach to a new man.
Why does Dr. Manette relapse?
He had a conversation with Darnay on the wedding day
What do Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross do to the shoemaking bench?
They destroy it.
What does Carton say to Darnay after Darnay and Lucie are married?
Carton apologizes for his drunken comments at dinner after the trial
How many children do Lucie and Darnay have?
Two. Their son passes away but their daughter is alive and well.
What is significant about the scene at the Manette's house in chapter 21?
It mirrors the scene from chapter 6. In chapter 6, the family can hear footsteps and voices outside. Also, Miss Pross insists that there are hundreds of people coming to visit. At the end of chapter 6, a storm comes. In chapter 21, the family hears that the footsteps sound closer and louder. In the same chapter, the Bastille is stormed.
Where does Mr. Defarge go during the storming of the Bastille?
"One Hundred and Five, North Tower"
What is the extent of Madame Defarge's involvement in the revolution?
She put down her knitting needles and grabbed weapons. She beheads the governor of the Bastille.
Who is in the wine shop with Madame Defarge?
Who was imprisoned and then killed?
Why does Lorry go to France?
He goes to France because the Tellson's bank branch in Paris is chaotic.
What makes Darnay decide to go to Paris?
He receives a letter from his family's functionary
What does Stryver think of the situation in France?
He thinks that the peasants should all be killed.
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