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Miss Pross vs. Madame Defarge

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Transcript of Miss Pross vs. Madame Defarge

Timeline 2013 2009 2010 2011 2012 Team
Miss Pross! 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Differenecs? Miss Pross is the definition of a steadfast,
loving, and caring woman. She is ultimately
the nicest woman in the world unless
you mess with Lucie, and then her
protective side emerges.
Madame Defarge is the complete opposite.
She is heartless and any person that is
against the revolution is a target for her
wrath.
These ladies are foil characters, for
their personalities are contrasts of
each other. What does Dickens think? Everything put in a novel is designed
by the author to serve a specific purpose.
Dickens highlights his personal ideas
through events in the story.

The fact that Miss Pross is the one to kill
Madame Defarge is ironic because both
characters do not know their self worth
and put other things at a higher importance
than themselves.
The way that Madame Defarge's life ends
shows how Dicken's dissaproves of women's
role in revolutionary activity. Madame Defarge Madame Defarge is known as a force of
nature to the people she encounters.
She is portrayed as a cold, heartless
woman throughout the novel. In the novel
though, Madame Defarge actually has
reason behind it, but that is not disclosed
until the end of the novel. Madame Defarge
is devoted to one task in life: to overthrow
the aristocracy. Madame Defarge cont. As a child, her sister was raped by the
Marquis St Evremonde and died. Her brother
was killed while trying to seek revenge
for his sister. At the beginning of the book,
all we know about her is that she is a woman
who owns a wine shop and never stops
knitting. It was discovered that the
knitting was found to be a list of all the
people the revolution will destroy. The problem with Madame Defarge is she takes things too far. She will harm anyone, even people who have never done anything to her in the past. Miss Pross cont. Not even the revolution can sway Miss
Pross' heart. When Lucie leaves with
her family, Miss Pross meets Madame
Defarge. The resulting events
symbolizes Miss Pross' neverending
devotion to Lucie. Miss Pross shot
Madame Defarge dead, and emerges
a survivor with a deaf ear in return.
Mrs. Pross' devotion to Lucie was
caused by the feeling of wanting to
help a family grow and survive. Lucie
was Miss Pross' life, the person she
truely cared for and had a connection
with. Although her character may seem
to good to be true: loyal, steadfast, and
trustworthy; she is everything a person
could aspire to be. . "I am a Briton, I am desperate. I don't care
an English Twopence for myself. I know
that the longer I keep you here, the
greater hope there is for my Ladybird.
I'll not leave a handful of that dark hair
upon your head, if you lay a finger on me!"

"In the name of no one, you evil woman.
You've killed many innocent people. No
doubt you'll kill many more; but my ladybird
you shall never touch."
Book 3, Chapter 14, Page 84

These quotes show that even with her life at stake, Miss Pross will do anything for Lucie.
Book 3, Chapter 14, Page 84

"Tell the wind and the fire where to
stop; not me."
Book 3 Chapter 12

This quote shows how powerful
she feels, and why people see her as
a force of nature.

"It was nothing to her, that an
innocent man was to die for the sins
of his forefathers; she saw, not him,
but them. It was nothing to her, that
his wife was to be made a widow
and his daughter an orphan; that
was insufficient punishment, because
they were her natural enemies and her
prey, and as such had no right to live.
To appeal to her, was made hopeless by
her having no sense of pity, even for
herself."
Book 3 Chapter 14

This quote shows how heartless she was.
She harmed anyone who was associated
with something that caused her problems, even
if they had done nothing. Miss Pross vs. Madame Defarge Similarities.. Miss Pross Miss Pross is a caring
woman who would do
anything for her
"Ladybird" Lucie. Her red hair shows that she has passion to protect Lucie regardless of the circumstances. She takes care of her when Dr. Manette is unavailable, whether he is back in England or in prison. Her protective side emerges when she needs to help Lucie, even though she is usually a light hearted woman. She lives a life devoted to Lucie, her King, and her Country. Miss Pross Quotes! MadameDefarge
Quotes Miss Pross and Madame Defarge
relate to each other. They are both
alike because they attach them-
selves to things that are worth
more than their own lives. Miss
Pross will give anything for Lucie
to live a long, prosperous life,
while Madame Defarge will do
anything to avenge her poor
childhood and family.
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