Book I, Chapter 3: "The Night Shadows"
How does the theme of"assert itself in this chapter?
To what do the symbolism of the rising sun and Lorry's remark "Gracious Creator
of day?" point thematically?
What particulars are given about Jerry's appearance?
What is Mr. Lorry's connection with Tellson's Bank?
Why has Lorry undertaken such a journey in such inclement weather?
What is the theme of the first two paragraphs of the chapter?
Book I, Chapter 4: "The Preparation"
How do Mr. Lorry's dress and age suggest that he is, like the bank which he represents, the very essence of respectability, stability, and tradition?
How is Dickens' 1859 infatuation with a young, blonde, blue-eyed actress named Ellen Ternan reflected in this chapter?
Why does the brawny, red-haired woman get so angry at Mr. Lorry?
Why had Mrs. Manette maintained the fiction for Lucy that her father was dead?
How does this chapter elucidate Lorry's enigmatic message to Jerry?
What detail in Dickens' portrait of the "wild-looking woman" is at once imposing
Book I, Chapter 5: "The Wine-Shop"
Compare the scene of the broken wine cask with that of the Royal George at Dover in the previous chapter. What does "this wine game" (p. 60) FORESHADOW?
Why did the wine-seller, Ernest Defarge, admonish Gaspard by placing his hand on the prankster's heart?
How are the inhabitants of St. Antoine both literally and figuratively "gaunt scare crows"?
How are Ernest and Madame Therese Defarge different from the frenzied rabble in their street?