English: A Tale of Two Cities – Book 2: Quotes

English: A Tale of 2 Cities– Reserve 2: Quotes

Who stated this:
“included a jesting manner in which perhaps George Washington may gain practically as terrific a name in history as George the Third”
Lucie Manette
Who said this:
“I would ride over any of you extremely willingly, and exterminate you from the earth”
Why is “The Fellow of Delicacy” and paradoxical chapter title?
It is ironice due to the fact that it is speaking about Stryver (who believes he would be bestowing fantastic fortune on Lucie to wed her) and he is the opposite of delicate and is big-headed and strong.
Who stated this and what does it suggest?
“I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning a brand-new, getting rid of sloth and sensuality, and combating out the deserted fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in absolutely nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, however I want you to know that you inspired it.”
Sydney Carton– talking to Lucie Manette. He preferred to change however absence of execution.
What is one thing that is currently stone symbolically and one that is foreshadowed to end up being stone?
“It was a heavy mass of structure, the chateau of Monsieur the Marquis, with large stone yard before it, and 2 stone sweeps of staircases meeting in a stone terrace prior to the primary door … The Gorgon had surveyed the structure once again in the night and had actually added the one stone desiring”
The Marquis’ heart is stone currently and it foreshadows the Marquis who will become stone in death.
What do we find out about London’s court system from this passage?
Death is Nature’s remedy for all things, and why not legislation’s? Accordingly the forger was put to death; the utterer of a bad note was put to death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to death … Not that it did the least good in avoidance– it may nearly have been worth saying that the reality was precisely the reverse.
The London court system was not very efficient or dependable for avoiding crime. The only thing you might rely on is that numerous sentences were death.
What is the historic event that is described in Book 2 in this passage?
7 detainees released, seven gory heads on pikes, the secrets of the accursed fortress of eight strong towers, some discovered letters and other memorials of prisoners of old time, long dead of damaged hearts.
The storming of the Bastille
What does this passage compare?
Jerry Cruncher not needed to participate in while Mr. Stryver fitted the presoner’s case on the jury, like a compact suit of clothes, showing them how the patriot Barsad was a worked with spy and traitor … Mr. Cruncher had next to attend while Mr. Attorney-General turned the entire match of clothing Mr. Stryver had actually ditted on the jury, inside out;
Making a case in law is like putting on clothing and after that reversing them out.
Who does this explain:
Squandered forces within him and a desert all around, this man stalled on his way throughout a quiet terrace, and saw for a minute, lying in the wilderness before him a mirage of honorable aspiration, self rejection and perseverance.
Sydney Container
What contrast does Dickens set up in the readers mind?
With the rustle of silk and brocade of fine linen, there was a flutter in the air that fanned Saint Antoine and his feasting on hunger far.
The representation in between the rich and poor and surplus vs. deficiency
What is Dickens comparing the earth quake to in this passage?
It does take a long time for an earthquake to swallow a town, Eh well! Inform me for how long it requires to prepare and earthquake? A long time I expects. But when it is all set it occurs and grinds pieces everything before it. In the meantime constantly preparing though it is not seen or heard
The transformation. Slow to build up however fast to ruin. Madame Defarge states this and is prompting Defarge and the people not to lose hope.
What is this quote foreshadowing?
Headlong mad and dangerous footsteps force their way into any person’s life, footsteps not easily made tidy once again if once stained in red, the footsteps of Saint Antoine afar off, as the little circles sat in the dark London window.
Represents Lucie’s quickly to be involvement in the transformation. Contrasts the peace of Lucie’s life in England with the wild unclear state of France.
What result does Dicken’s repeating this passage have?
Deep ditches, double drawbridge, enormous stone walls, eight great towers, cannon, muskets, fire and smoke.
The reading is quick and jerky just like the action. Dickens is stressing the barriers that the revolutionaries need to break through before getting in the Bastille
What character desires to do something great for the Transformation?
Charles Darnay
What scriptural allusions are in Book 2?
Pillar of Fire– which represented the peasants liberty from injustice– pillar of fire directed the Isrealites to freedom from Egypt
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