Quotes of a Tale of Two Cities

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Dan Walsh
Thesis…haha resurrection? Conflicts?

Literary ElementTextual Support (quote)Analysis
1. ParadoxIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, Page 13This shows the state in which the book takes place and contrasting the states of London and Paris 2. SettingIt was the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven Page 13This gives the time in which the story will take place 3. ThemeI am going to see his ghost! It will be his ghost-not him! Page 34This is an example of one of the times someone is “brought back from the dead” 4. SettingAll the people within reach had suspended their business, or their idleness, to run to the spot and drink the wine. Page 36This is an example to show how savage people in France lived 5. Foreshadowing & theme“I hope you care to be recalled to life?” And the old answer:

“I can’t say” Page 57This foreshadows how people in the future will be seemed gone but they are “recalled to life” 6. Irony I’m not a-going to be made unlucky by your sneaking. If you must go flopping yourself down, flop in favour of your husband and child, and not in opposition to ‘em. Page 64This is ironic because at the end Jerry wants his wife to “flop” 7. Symbolism & foreshadowingA large cast of wine has been cast and broken in the street. Page 36This symbolizes blood that will be spilled in the street 8.ForeshadowA Disappointment Page 73The name of the chapter foreshadows that Charles Darnay is going to be freed because most people want to see the “punishment” 9.ThemeHastily written on the paper was the word “acquitted.” “If you had sent the message, ‘recalled to life,’ again” muttered Jerry, as he turned, “I should have known what you meant, this time.” Page 85This is a part of the theme because Charles Darnay is “recalled to life” for the first time 10.Metaphor“We men of business, who serve a house, are not our own masters. We have to think of the house more than ourselves. Page 88This...
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