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A Tale of Two cities Resurrection

- Charles Darnay
o Sins of maqruis
o Plagued by being a marquis
o Reborn when acquitted
- Dr. Manette.
o Stuck in a murder trial.
o Put in jail
o Reunited with his daughter
- Sydney Carton
o Drunk low life
o In love with lucy
o Death
- Invitable
o With a roar that sounded as if all the breath in France had been shaped into the
detested word, the living sea rose, wave on wave, depth on depth, and overflowed the
city to that point. Alarm-bells ringing, drums beating, the sea raging and thundering on
its new beach, the attack began. (2.21.36)
o It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing
trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to
come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack
and a knife in it, terrible in history (1.1.4).
o For, the footsteps had become to their minds as the footsteps of a people, tumultuous
under a red flag and with their country declared in danger, changed into wild beasts, by
terrible enchantment long persisted in. (2.24.2)
- French Ryalty Aristrocats
o Expresses hate throught he unjust marquis no respect fro life.
o "Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery,
my friend," observed the Marquis, "will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long
as this roof," looking up to it, "shuts out the sky." Book 2 ch 9
o All the company at the grand hotel of the Monseigneur were perfectly dressed. If the
Day of Judgment had only been ascertained to be a dress day, everybody there would
have been eternally correct.
o There could have been no such Revolution, if all laws, forms, and ceremonies, had
not first been so monstrously abused, that the suicidal vengeance of the Revolution
was to scatter them all to the winds.book3 ch 9
- The peasaents/ revolutionaries
o once poor and vulnerable now filed with hunger for justice
o The rats had crept out of their holes to look on, and they remained looking on for
hours. But these qualities were also attributed to the Marquis who, denying the
humanity of the poor, became subhuman and beastly himself.
o A large cask of wine had been dropped and broken in the street ... . Some men kneeled
down, made scoops with their two hands joined, and sipped ... Others, men and
women, dipped in the puddles with little mugs of mutilated earthenware, or even with
handkerchiefs from womens heads, which were squeezed dry into infants mouths
o "Well, well," reasoned Defarge, "but one must stop somewhere. After all, the question
is still where?""At extermination," said madame. (3.12.17-18)
Human Evil circumstances drive people to do acts of cruelty just as much as circumstances drive
people to do good things.
- Lucie Manette
o when I was left an orphan through my mothers surviving my father only two years, it
was you who brought me to England. I am almost sure it was you(Dickens 21).
o "And I am very happy to-night, dear father. I am deeply happy in the love that
Heaven has so blessedmy love for Charles, and Charles's love for me (197).
- Mdme Lefarge
o Defarge, that sister of the mortally wounded boy upon the ground was my sister, that
husband was my sister's husband, that unborn child was their child, that brother was my
brother, that father was my father, those dead are my dead, and that summons to
answer for those things descends to me!'b3ch12
o imbued from her childhood with a brooding sense of wrong, and an inveterate hatred
of a class, opportunity had developed her into a tigress. She was absolutely without
pity. 3.14.33)
o I care nothing for this Doctor, I. He may wear his head or lose it, for any interest I have
in him; it is all one to me. But, the Evrmonde people are to be exterminated, and the
wife and child must follow the husband and father. (3.14.6)
- Syndey Carton
o Calls him a drunk and answers why I am a disappointed drudge, sir. Think? You know I
have been drinking. (Dickens 85).
o Lovgin lucy- confessing his love for lucie For you and any dear to you, I would to
o As he is dying"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far
better rest that I go to, than I have ever known"( 402).
- Violent
o 'And I hear them!' he added again, after a peal of thunder. 'Here they
come, fast, fierce, and furious!'" (108).
o the rope was merciful, and held him, and his head was soon upon a pike,
with grass enough in the mouth for all Saint Antoine to dance at the sight
of. Book 2 ch 22
o burn donw the mansion -Within a hundred miles, and in the light of other
fires, there were other functionaries less fortunate, that night and other
nights" (235).
- Blood thirsty
o one tall joker so besmirched, his head more out of a long squalid bag of a
nightcap than in it, scrawled upon a wall with his finger dipped in muddy
wine-leesBLOOD. 28
o outside The eye could not detect one creature in the group free from the
smear of blood 280
o They are, Mr. Lorry whispered the words, glancing fearfully round at the
locked room, murdering the prisoners. 280
- Vengeful
o Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it
will twist itself into the same tortured forms.
o Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule. defarge

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