The book introduces a new character called the Marquis St. Evremonde in Book the Second: The Golden Thread chapter 7. Marquis is a selfish, arrogant aristocrat. The Marquis looks at common people as though they were as insignificant as cattle. Returning to his home from Paris, the Marquis’ carriage hits a small child and kills him. Everyone around him that was on the street are shocked by this incident but the Marquis is not the least bit apologetic and says "It is extraordinary to me that you people cannot take care of yourself and your children. One or the other of you is for ever in the way. How do I know what injury you have done my horses? See! Give him that" on page 129. Soon after this event, the father of the small child, Gaspard seeks revenge on the Marquis, by killing him. This foreshadows the future revolution by showing the lower class revolting and rising up against the class injustice which was present throughout this time of history in France.
In the novel, there were many instances in which Dickens foreshadowed the coming revolution. The author used the instance of the wine cask breaking open in the street to emphasize how poverty-stricken the common people of France were and how tumultuous a crowd of people united around a common cause can be. He also used Madame Defarge’s knitting, as a way of foreshadowing the way Charles Darnay, and many others, would be imprisoned and die at the revolutionaries trials. In addition to that, Dickens used Gaspard’s revenge on the Marquis St. Evremonde as a way of showing the friction between the lower class and the upper class and as a way of showing the lower class stand up to the oppressive aristocrats. Charles Dickens use of foreshadowing made his story more interesting and hade a great effect in his novel A Tale of Two Cities.