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1. Why has Madame Defarge deliberately excluded her husband from her conference with the Vengeance and Jacques Three?

  • 2.

    Why had Miss Pross and Jerry Cruncher been left behind?

  • 3.

    What extra dimension does the destined confrontation between Miss Pross and Madame Defarge gain by their failIng to understand each other by virtue of their ignorance of the other's language?

  • 4.

    Why is Madame Defarge's going to Lucie prior to denouncing her for "plotting" not wholly credible?

  • 5.

    In what ways does the reader sense that the revolutionary zealots are going too far in redressing the injustices of the old regime?

Book III, Chapter 15: "The Footsteps Die Out for Ever"

  • 1.

    After the montage of Madame Defarge's approaching Miss Pross, the climatic meeting, and the unexpected consequences of the struggle, the little scene between Miss Pross and Jerry has provided some comic relief. Does this chapter contain the novel's climax, or merely its denouement? Explain.

  • 2.

    Who follows the scene of Carton's being driven off to execution with nearly as much apprehension as the reader's?

  • 3.

    What do Miss Pross and Sydney Carton now clearly have in common?

  • 4.

    How does the word "wine" in this chapter's second line operate on the reader at a

number of levels?

  • 5.

    What warning does Dickens once again issue to humanity in general, and English society in particular, about the atrocities of the French Revolution?

  • 6.

    In the seamstress's last remarks (p. 402) we come to certain equations: whom does Dickens mean us to take Carton and his persecutors for (consider also the bottom of p. 403)?

7. How does the novel's theme underscore the theme of resurrection?

source: victorianweb.org

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