Lady Gaga/ More historical terminology: Tumbrils of the Revolution Letres de cachet Law of the Suspects Carmagnole First American Continental Congress Legos ExecutionVny3AFcV4Qs Charles Dickens bio Popular in his own time Father sent to the debtors prison when Charles was 12 (for 3 years) Dickens gained a fascination with prisons and the poor during this time Born Born and raised in England (dickens bio)2b+youtube&FORM=HDRSC3&adlt=strict#view=detail&mid =39E ADEF6239E ADEF62 Tale of Two Cities Setting: Paris, France London, England between Chapter 1 Parallel structure: England vs. France symbols Woodsman: fate personified Farmer: personifies death Moveable framework: guillotine along the roads that lay before them (3). Fate/foreshadow Jerry Cruncher (messenger) from London to Dover and back Jarvis Lorry (passenger) going from London to Paris for business. Gets a message and sends back response. Major Characters Jarvis Lorry 60 yrs old Bank clerk for Tellsons Bank in London Charles Darnay 25 yrs old Known in France as Evremonde Left France to live in England Tutors languages Major characters Miss Lucie Manette 17 yrs old Daughter of Dr. Manette Born in France Lives in London Dr. Alexandre Manette Lucies father Prisoner in Bastille for 18 yrs Major Characters Monsieur Ernest Defarge Lives in Paris Owner of wine-shop Leader of revolution Former servant to Dr. Manette Rescues him and calls Mr. Lorry Married to Madame Defarge Madame Therese Defarge Wife of Monsieur Defarge Works into knitting the names of enemies of Revolution so they can be identified and executed Vindictive and full of revenge Major Characters Sydney Carton Assistant to Stryver Drunk Looks like Charles Darnay Loves Lucie Jerry Cruncher Porter and errand-man for Tellsons Bank in London Grave-robber at night Comic relief Minor Characters CJ Stryver Attorney in London Ambitious Wants to marry Lucie Manette Miss Pross Nurse to Lucie Manette Sister of Solomon Pross (AKA John Barsad) Caricature of English servants Marquis St. Evremonde The cruel uncle of Charles Darnay. Also called The Younger. he inherited the title at The Elders death Assaulted Madame Defarges sister The Elder and his wife The twin brother of the Marquis St. Evremonde, referred to as the Elder (held the title of Marquis until his death) and his wife, who fears him. They are the parents of Charles Darnay. Minor Characters Solomon Pross English spy who testifies against Charles Darnay Miss Pross long-lost brother Roger Cly English spy who testifies against Charles Darnay Minor characters Little Lucie Daughter of Lucie Manette and Charles Darnay Monty Pythonmv25TQibN8g Tumbrils of the Revolution Motifs Doubles Shadows and darkness Imprisonment Parallelism Mob mentality Hope Love Loyalty Spying Themes The ever-present possibility of resurrection and redemption The necessity of sacrifice and suffering The tendency toward violence and oppression in revolutionaries Revenge Value of Life Style 3 rd person omniscient point of view Dickens originally wrote the novel in weekly installments to be published in local paper. Each chapter leaves the reader hanging, full of questions that can only be answered by next weeks installment. Historical Novel First line one of the most famous in literature. Published 1859.