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Miss Pross (Tale of Two Cities)

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Annie Button

on 25 April 2013

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Transcript of Miss Pross (Tale of Two Cities)

MISS PROSS Basic Description -"a wild red woman, strong of head" (Dickens 86)
-servant to Lucie
-loyal, to Lucie and her job
-very protective of Lucie
-pride in her nation and king
Character Archetypes -The Nurturer
-Miss Pross takes care of Lucie, treating her like her own daughter
-"I have lived with the darling...since she was ten years old"(Dickens 87)

-The Mother
-overprotective of Lucie
-wants the best for Lucie and doesn't want to
lose her Freud/Jung Archetypes -The Ego
-Miss Pross wants to give Lucie everything and take care of her but she wants to make sure she is
protected too
-Miss Pross doesn't "want dozens of people who are not at all worthy of," Lucie "to come here lookinf after her" (Dickens 87) Story Archetype -The Tragedy
-Miss Pross has lived with Lucie all her life
-She doesn't want Lucie to marry an unworthy man and leave Miss Pross all by herself
-Inevitably, Miss Pross ends up having to let Lucie
go, and let another man care for her Location Archetype -Garden=peace, ideal state
-When Miss Pross and Mr. Lorry bury
Mr. Manette's tools in the garden, they are relieved and finally in a peaceful mind
-"the tools, shoes, and leather, were buried in the garden," because "if the thing were gone...the fear [would] go with it" (Dickens 194-195). Symbol Archetype -Blue=devotion
-"Miss Pross...persisted in taking her meals...in her own room on the second floor-a blue chamber. to which no one but her Ladybird ever gained admittance"(Dickens 91).
-The blue room represents how Miss Pross is devoted to caring for Lucie Manette, she will do anything for her "Ladybird".

-Tree=growth towards self-fulfillment
- "while they sat under the plane-tree...Darnay presented himself," Lucie "recieved him kindly...but Miss Pross suddenly became afflicted with a twitching"(Dickens 91)
-Lucie's growth towards self-fulfillment is represented by the plane tree
-This effects Miss Pross because she is sad that she is losing her Ladybird, yet she is also happy for her

Animal Archetype -Ladybug
-archetype representing Miss Pross' relationship
with Lucie
-symbol of love
-Faithful Dog
-represents Mr Lorry and his unquestionable loyalty to Lucie, Miss Pross, and the entire family
-Miss Pross is the bear archtype
-she is the protective mother bear who had hidden strength
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