A Tale of 2 Cities– Book Report
Rodriguez, David 10/19/12 Book Report: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities is composed by Charles Dickens and was very first released in 1859. This book reveals the conditions of the bad, lower class, French individuals which were deprived by the French remarkable class during the years getting closer to the Reign of terror. This book shows a series of different parts. It might seem extremely complicated sometimes however if you go over most parts then you will comprehend them.
There are many central characters but the ones which appear usually are the characters, Sydney Container and Charles Darnay. Charles was once from the exceptional French class but he fails to keep his place there. Sydney is an attorney in the story and occurs to like Charles Danrnay’s spouse. The setting is, undoubtedly, in France. A Tale of Two Cities is divided into 3 different books. They are, Book the First: Recalled to Life, Reserve the 2nd: The Golden Thread, and Schedule the Third: The Track of a Storm.
In Recalled to Life the characters are Jarvis Lorry, Lucie Manette, and Monsieur and Madame Defarge. The defarges work at a store where they offer red wine. In this book they have a special name for each other which is “Jacques”. The monsieur Defarge looks after Doctor Manette which is now ridiculous since he has actually remained in prison for a long time. He learned the trade of making shoes in prison so he now makes shoes. Miss Truck and Miss Manette take the Doctor back to England after he recognizes his daughter which he did not understand due to the fact that of his time in prison.
He compares her hair to a hair which he had of his partner’s hair which is blonde, the like his daughter’s. In the Second Book, The Golden Thread, the setting is five years later on. It begins John Barsad and Roger Cly which are 2 British spies who look for Charles Darnay guilty, even though he has actually done nothing wrong. He is being held for treason at the Old Bailey, a criminal courthouse which still stands in present day. In the trial, allegations are made that Darnay provided information to the French about the British.
Charles is release because a witness who stated he might recognize him might not identify him correctly. There is a mishap which eliminates a child of a guy called Gaspard. The people, who are called Marquis, toss him a coin as if it covers the mishap. Defarge tries to relieve the guy. When the Marquis drive off, the book says that the coin is tossed back at them but does not state who, but this act gets the Marquis mad. When the Marquis get to their home, they meet their heir Charles Darnay, which is also his nephew.
When night comes the male who had his infant eliminated by the Marquis, goes to the house and kills the Marquis. He leaves a note which checks out: Drive him quickly to his burial place, this from Jacques. He ultimately gets captured and hanged. In the future in the 3rd book Charles gets wed to Lucie Manette. Sydney Container then appears and confesses that he enjoys her also, but she does not enjoy him back. Charles later admits his name and of which family he comes from. Somehow the medical professional ends up being regular once again by the time Charles and Lucie come back from their honeymoon however this is not informed to her.
The chapters then lead to July 14. Defarge helps to direct the storming of the Bastille. Monsieur Defarge then gets in a cell where the physician was put behind bars and tries to find something. In the end of this book, Charles starts to raise his family and everybody seems to go out by themselves but they still keep together somehow. The last book, Book the Third: The Track of a Storm, Darnay’s old servant which he utilize to understand has been locked up and Darnay returns to complimentary him in France. When he shows up there he is also locked up.
His other half and family go to him to try and free him but it takes control of a year until he is let go. The Physician somehow manages to get them to let him go but at night he is jailed once again. He appears in court the following day just to see brand-new charges that are being held versus him. There is a man which Sydney recognizes as the man who tried framing Charles in the trial at the Old Bailey. Sydney threatens to reveal his identity as a spy. After that every character is found to be someone that they’re not. For example Darnay is found to be the Marquis St.
Evremonde. Monsieur Defarge can determine him as this since he keep in mind when John Barsad informed him who Charles actually was, which was showed in the 2nd book. After all this, Sydney finds that Madame Defarge was from a peasant household uncultured by the Evremondes. Nobody ever discovers her real family name because the name she has is Monsieur Defarge’s. In another chapter, Sydney check outs Charles in jail where he does something to him which obviously makes him sleep while he has John Barsad bring him out of the jail.
Darnay’s family then flees Paris and France. The book describes a male in the very same coach which declares to be Sydney however is actually Charles. Madame Defarge goes to their house excited to discover them unfortunate over what has taken place to Charles. (I browsed up some notes for the book online and it says that it was prohibited to mourn over an opponent of the republic.) But when she shows up there, everybody is gone but a girl called Ms. Pross attempts to stall her however she can’t really state anything since she speaks French and the other lady just speaks English.
While they are struggling Madame’s gun fires and strikes Pross who passes away. In the heat of whatever and all the sound Madame becomes deaf. In the end they chop off Sydney’s head with the guillotine. While he waits he and a lady, who will likewise be decapitated, fulfill and begin to talk. He understands some fact of the important things which have taken place and before he dies he states aspects of it. Then the lady is next in line, then himself. The book ends. I liked this book due to the fact that it was quite intriguing. My preferred part was when there was a trial against Charles in the Second book.
The trial is fascinating because there are many witnesses that inform the story that does not relate with the tale that the false accusers are attempting to make. I also delight in trying to find out the method the book is composed. I would advise this book since it is rich in vocabulary. Although you may not know what some of the words suggest, it helps to have a dictionary or thesaurus to be able to understand the different words in this book. Charles Dickens has actually written many other excellent books as well, I believe I will continue to read his writing because of his method of using vocabulary. I advise you do too.