Tale of Two Cities
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What are the 2 cities of the novel's title?
Paris and London
Why is the coachman nervous when he hears a horse approaching?
He fears it may be a highwayman wanting to rob them.
What is the man on horseback's true purpose?
To deliver a message for Jarvis Lorry
Who delivers the message to Mr. Lorry?
What was the message for Lorry and what message does Lorry give to the coachman
The coachman's message for Jarvis Lorry was "Wait at Dover for Mam'selle." Lorry gives him the message: RECALLED TO LIEF
How long has the man in Jarvis Lorry's thoughts been buried?
What does Mr. Lorry tell Lucie Manette when he first meets her?
That Mr. Lorry has information regarding her late father's property.
What else do know of this man who has been buried in 1st chapter?
We know nothing else about this man at that time. Author is building suspense.
What does Mr. Lorry do when he arrives in Dover?
He checks into the Royal George Hotel and takes a nap.
Time of story?
1775 - late 1700s
What did Jarvis Lorry call himself?
A man of business
When she finds that her father is actually alive
Miss Manette faints
Recalled to life
Figurative way of talking about someone just released from prison and restoring him to his daughter
What is Mr. Jarvis Lorry's profession or job?
Banker. He is an officer at Telison's Bank
Why does the author compare England and France?
To show that people are similar no matter where they live.
Who does Lorry meet in Dover and what plans do they make?
Lorry meets Lucie Manette , and they make plans to go to France concerning her father's property. Since she thinks she is an orphan, she has asked the bank to provide her an escort.
How does Lorry begin to tell Lucie Manette that her father is not dead?
He begins to tell her the "story" of a man like her father, who did not die 18 years ago, but was imprisoned.
Why does Mr. Lorry tell Lucie that her father is alive in the way that he does by telling her a "story."
He fears that telling her that her father is alive may be more than she can handle.
Why does Mr. Lorry insist to Lucie that all of his relations are mere business relations?
Since Lucie grabbed his wrists in her fear, Lorry does not want to get personally involved and wants to keep his distance.
What does Lucie first say upon learning she is going to see her father?
She says "I am going to see his ghost! It will be his ghost -- not him!
What are the conditions concerning Dr. Manette?
First, that he has lost his memory of any past life. Second, that he must be removed from France in secret.
What's Lucie's initial reaction to the concerns about Dr. Manette?
She is shocked. Sits silently in a chair unable to utter a word.
When Lucie was in shock about her father, who came into the room to help her?
Her servant, Miss Pross, entered and calmed her.
What happens when a cask of wine breaks on the street in Paris?
All of the townspeople are engaged in drinking the wine and staining themselves with its red color.
What does Defarge tell Gaspard for writing BLOOD on the wall?
He tells him to write such underground sentiments elsewhere
How is Lucie Manette portrayed as to whether she can care for herself?
Lucie is portrayed as unable to take care of herself. She will have to rely on others.
What does the man write on the wall? what does this foreshadow?
He writes BLOOD. This anticipates the real blood that will be spilled in the name of revolution.
How is the town Saint Antoine described?
Saint Antoine is described as place full of "cold, dark, sickness, ignorance, and want."
What did Mr. Lover tell Lucie about what happened to the mother of the young girl?
He told her that the mother of the young girl died when the child was two, after searching for her father for two years.
Who are the proprietors or owners of the wine shop?
Ernest and Therese Defarge
Who is "Jacques" in the wine shop?
A peasant who speaks to Monsieur Defarge
What is Madame Defarge like?
She is "stout" (fat) and ominous (threatening) . She is the opposite of Lucie Manette.
Why does Defarge show Dr. Manette to the Jacques?
He feels that Dr. Manette is a symbol of the cruelty of the ruling class.
Where is Dr. Manette being held?
He is being held in a tiny, dark room in an apartment above the wine shop.
What is Lucie's reaction upon seeing Dr. Manette?
She is scared and reaches to Mr. Lorry for comfort.
What is Dr. Manette doing when they enter his room?
He is making shoes and is bent over a bench.
What is Dr. Manette's condition?
Dr. Manette is weak and feable. He cannot remember his name or the past.
What does Dr. Manette say his name is and what does that mean?
He says "One Hundred and Five, North Tower" and this is the number of his prison cell. This shows how imprisonment has stolen his identity.
What helps Dr. Manette begin to remember his past?
Lucie begins to shower him with affection and shows that she loves him.
How soon do Dr. Manette and Lucie decide to leave France?
They decide to leave France immediately.
Why does Mr. Lorry refer to "business" again?
He refers to a business because he wants to show that he is not forming a personal connection with the Manettes.
What strength does Lucie show when she sees her father?
Lucie's strength is she can show her love which helps her father remember his past.
What does Dr. Manette do after he sees Lucie? What was the importance of this?
He goes back to the shoe that he is making. This shows that he will have a long way to go to getting over being a prisoner and getting back to be a doctor.
The password the people in the wine shop called each other
Who was Dr. Manette's servant before the Dr.'s imprisonments?
What object does Doctor Manette keep during his imprisonment in order to escape "in spirit"?
A lock of his wife's hair
Why are the drivers of the Dover mail coach hesitant to stop for Jerry Cruncher's message?
They fear that he is a highwayman attempting to rob the passengers.
By what name do the men in Defarge's wine shop call their fellow revolutionaries?
What skill did Doctor Manette develop in order to pass the time during his imprisonment?
What symbol does Dickens use to portend the bloodshed of the French Revolution?
The broken wine cask
What does Lucie promise her father when he starts to remember a little?
Lucie puts her arms around him and promises to tell him some other time who her mother and father were.
Why did Lucie tell her father they would leave France and go to England?
France, she declares, is too wicked a country for them to stay in. They'll return to England, where she can honor the man who is her father properly.
What does Mr. Lorry say to Dr. Manette while they are leaving France? And how does Dr. Manette reply?
Mr Lorry says: I hope you care to be recalled to life. Dr. Manette replies: I can't say. It leaves the plot dangling without knowing what will happen.
Do Monsieur and Madame Defarge have a secret language?
Yes, it seems they have one when she coughs.
What did Dr. Manette ask for when he got into the coach to leave for England?
He asked for his shoemaking tools and the unfinished shoes.
Who are the "Woodsman" and the "Farmer"?
The Woodsman is fate, and the farmer is death.
What do you think the "certain movable framework" is?
What do you think the phrase "recalled to life" means?
Someone is getting another chance at life.
Explain what happened to Lucie when she was a small child.
She was taken from France to England and not told her father was in prison.
What is the Jacquerie?
It is the secret revolutionary society.
In what activity is Mm. Defarge constantly doing?