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Book I, Chapter 3: "The Night Shadows"

  • 1.

    How does the theme of"assert itself in this chapter?

  • 2.

    To what do the symbolism of the rising sun and Lorry's remark "Gracious Creator

of day?" point thematically?

  • 3.

    What particulars are given about Jerry's appearance?

  • 4.

    What is Mr. Lorry's connection with Tellson's Bank?

  • 5.

    Why has Lorry undertaken such a journey in such inclement weather?

  • 6.

    What is the theme of the first two paragraphs of the chapter?

Book I, Chapter 4: "The Preparation"

  • 1.

    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?

  • 2.

    How is Dickens' 1859 infatuation with a young, blonde, blue-eyed actress named Ellen Ternan reflected in this chapter?

  • 3.

    Why does the brawny, red-haired woman get so angry at Mr. Lorry?

  • 4.

    Why had Mrs. Manette maintained the fiction for Lucy that her father was dead?

  • 5.

    How does this chapter elucidate Lorry's enigmatic message to Jerry?

  • 6.

    What detail in Dickens' portrait of the "wild-looking woman" is at once imposing

yet humourous?

Book I, Chapter 5: "The Wine-Shop"

  • 1.

    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?

  • 2.

    Why did the wine-seller, Ernest Defarge, admonish Gaspard by placing his hand on the prankster's heart?

  • 3.

    How are the inhabitants of St. Antoine both literally and figuratively "gaunt scare crows"?

  • 4.

    How are Ernest and Madame Therese Defarge different from the frenzied rabble in their street?

5. Why does Defarge exhibit Dr. Manette to a chosen few?

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