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A Tale of Two Cities by: Charles Dickens

"Book the First" CHAPTERS 1-6

Jazmin Hernandez

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By: Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities Chapters 1-6 "Book the First" Tatiana Hernandez Chapter 1 Main Plot Points Esmeralda Quiroz Chapter 2
“The Mail” Chapter 1 Theme Literary Devices Chapter 2 Setting - Chapter 2 starts off with the Dover Mail on a Friday night in November 1777.
-Main Plot Points: While on the way to London Mr.Lorry is wanted and given a message by Jerry (the bank porter)"Wait at Dover for Mam'selle". Mr.Lorry then replies "Recalled back to life"
-Affect of plot: It affects the plot because it conveys what Mr.Lorry is up to and leaves Jerry to wonder what the message can mean and if it will be harmful to his night job. Mr. Jarvis Lorry - A sixty two year old employee in Tellson’s Bank in Paris and London. A man of business in good standing with a “flaxen wig”. Served the Manette family since the arrest of Dr. Manette.
characteristics: stodgy, old- school, soft-hearted

Jerry Cruncher – A porter for Tellson’s Bank by day and grave digger by night. He joins Mr. Lorry and Lucie Manette to Paris to get her father Dr. Manette.
charateristics: mysterious, short-tempered Literary devices Theme Secrecy: The passengers wonder what Mr.lorry's occupation is and what the messege could be about.
Resurrection: “Recalled back to life” sets up the theme of resurrection. Dr. Manette was thought to be dead but is alive and in hiding. Allusion- Dickens achieves to reference the Captain and the fear and distrust of the passengers by the allusion of the them thinking that they will be robbed of all thie valuables due to the Revolution.

Amplification- Dickens adds more information to the description of the Dover mail in its usual genial position. “The Night Shadows” Sam Muñoz Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Setting Predictions Characters Reylina Cruz Chapter 4 Setting Characters Chapter 4 Predictions Anneke Valencia Chapter 5 Settings Characters Chapter 5 The theme is "recalled to life" because Dr.Manette is no longer in prison but is still suffering, as it states that he made shoes in prison to relieve of his suffering and is still making shoes out of prison. Lucie Manette, his daughter, will try to "resurrect" her father by healing him from the damages of prison and get him his life back. Main Plot Points Jazmin Hernandez Chapter 6 Setting Characters Chapter 6 Predictions Chapter 1 "The Period" Predictions Characters Setting Characters Predictions Literary Devices Theme Chapter "The Preparation" Chapter 5 "The Wine-Shop" Chapter 6 "The Shoemaker" Literary Devices Theme Literary Devices Literary Devices Theme Tatiana Hernandez
Esmeralda Quiroz
Samantha Muñoz
Reylina Cruz
Anneke Valencia
Jazmin Hernandez Chapter 2 Monsieur DeFarge- He is the owner of the wine shop in Saint Antoine and is seen as a leader of the revolutionaries. Before he became a wine shop owner, he was a servant of Dr.Manette
characteristics-intelligent, committed, kind

Madame DeFarge- She is the wife of Monsieur DeFarge and a revolutionary who hates the upper class.
characteristics- down-to-earth, cruel, hateful

Jarvis Lorry- He is a business man who works at Tellson's Bank in England and goes to Paris with Lucie to find her father.
characteristics- honest, trustworthy, loyal

Lucie Manette- She is a Franch woman who is the daughter of Dr.Manette. Since she grew up without a mother or father because they were assumed dead, she was raised by Tellson's Bank in England.
characteristics-submissive, compassionate, loving, benevolent -The setting no longer takes place in Dover, England, but in Saint Antoine, a city nearby Paris.

-The setting affects the plot because Paris is one of the two main cities in "A Tale of Two Cities", so it shows importance and Dr.Manette is said to be in Paris, so the setting determines that the readers will mainly be focusing on Dr.Manette. Monsieur Defarge: The owner of a wine-shop in Paris, where doctor Manette is locked in. He is also the leader of the Jacques. Lucie Manette: A young lady whom is the daughter of Doctor Manette. Growing up she was raised by Tellson Bank because her mom had died and was told that her father had died too. Dr. Manette: He is the father of Lucie Manette. He spent eighteen years in the prison Bastille. He makes shoes which he taught himself how to make in prison. Mr. Lorry: A buisnessman that works at Tellson's Bank in London. Character Traits: beautiful, submissive, loving, inspirational, innocent, devoted, Logical, Caring, Delicate Symbolism- The broken wine cask symbolizes the people's hunger and how desperate they are when the wine spills on the floor and the peasants scurry to drink the wine.
Foreshadowing- The broken wine cask also foreshadows a rebellion from the peasants because it shows the suffering and anger the peasants feel. Character Traits: Formal, Business-like, Thoughtful, Dependable, Caring Jarvis Lorry - An elderly businessman who works for Tellson’s Bank. Mr. Lorry has a good, honest heart & he proves to be trustworthy and loyal. Doctor Manette and Lucie value him as a personal friend. Chapter 4 starts off late morning at the Royal George Hotel. - Mr.Lorry arrived from a trip from London to Dover (which was difficult during the winter) and was assigned to stay in the Concord room. The setting takes place in locked room in the wine shop at Saint Antoine in Paris.

The setting affects the plot because the room in which Dr. Manette is in, shows that his conditions are very bad and the door has to be locked. The reader gets to know who Dr. Manette is and how the eighteen years that he has been in prison has changed his life. Characteristics: neat, face showed anxiety, calm, friendly. Lucie Manette - A young French woman who grew up in England. Lucie was raised as a ward of Tellson’s Bank because her parents were assumed dead. Characteristics: respectable, proper, short, slight, pretty figure, embodies compassion, love, and virtue. Character Traits: hard worker, caring, patient Character Traits: nice, dedicated, hard worker The theme in this chapter is "Recalled to Life" because Dr. Manette is now free from prison. Although he has memory loss and his conditions are not well he has still been resurrected from the prison. In the next chapter Charles Dickens, might describe if Dr. Manette will get well and what can cure his conditions. Also, how Lucie Manette helps him through the process. Main Plot Points Main Plot Points Main Plot Points 1) Mr.Lorry meets Lucie who has arrived from London. 2) Lorry tells her the real reason why Tellson’s has called Lucie to Paris. Her father, a once reputed doctor, has been found alive. 3) Lucie goes into shock and is attended by Miss Pross. A secret revealed. - this refers to Lucie Manette discovering the truith about her father. “Your father has been taken to the house of an old servant in Paris, and we are going there: I, to identify him if I can: you, to restore him to life, love, duty, rest, comfort.” In the next chapter, after Miss Pross cares for Lucie, she might try looking for her father who is said to be in a house of an old servant. Foreshadowing - "Perfectly still and silent, and not even fallen back in her chair, she sat under his hand, utterly insensible; with her eyes open and fixed upon him, and with that last expression looking as if it were carved or branded into her forehead. "
At the beginning of this chapter, Dr. Manette is seen making ladies shoes. He can not hear very well and needs to be retold twice. He also, forgets what he has been told, this concludes that he loses his memory easily. He also proclaims that his name is One Hundred and Five, North Tower. In fact, this was his cell number when he was in prison.

Dr. Manette confuses Lucie Manette with his wife. This is so because Lucie has golden hair and his wife also had golden hair. In fact, he has a lock of hair of his wife's and compares it to Lucie's hair. However, he realizes that it is not his wife.

When Dr. Manette asks for Lucie's name, and Lucie begins to have an emotional breakdown crying and telling Dr. Manette to weep if, in her voice, in her hair, in
remembering of Home makes him recall.

Lucie feels the need to take her father back and Mr. Lorry and Monseiur DeFarge arrange the trip back home. Forshadowing: Due to the line "Recalled back to life" the next chapter may be about the meeting Lucie and Mr.Lorry are supposed to have and the discovery of Dr.Manette Charles compares the faintness of Dr. Manette's voice to a weak echo sound that has been made long ago. Simile: The setting in Chapter 3 begins on a dark, misty night, on the roads of England
Mr. Lorry and 2 other passengers are on a coach that is on its way towards the city of Dover
The feeling inside the carriage is mysterious and isolated because Mr. Lorry and the other passengers want nothing to do with each other, and are very private, which contributes to the theme of secrecy Simile: Comparing Dr. Manette's voice to a voice underground Madame Defarge leaning against the door-post, knitting and seeing nothing is repeated twice. The audience begins to suspect Madame Defarge and one knows she is to keep on eye on. Jerry, the messenger, rides away from the coach puzzled because he does not understand the meaning of Mr. Lorry's reply to the message
During the duration of the trip to Dover, Mr. Lorry continually has dreams about digging someone out of a grave; the person he is awakening is a man who has been "buried alive" for eighteen years
Mr. Lorry continues to have haunting dreams about speaking to this man & what he might look like
He tells the ghost that he has just been "recalled to life" and asks him if he wishes to live, and the ghost replies "I can't say."
Mr. Lorry, still dreaming, also talks to the man about taking him to meet a young woman, and the man's reply varies; sometimes he cries out & wants to see her at once, and others, he has no idea who this woman is The themes in this chapter are secrecy and resurrection and are both displayed throughout the chapter
Secrecy is shown when the passengers are in the carriage, so close to each other, yet so far off in their own worlds, as readers, we don't even know what the passengers look like, adding to the mystery. It is also shown in Mr. Lorry's dreams, because the narrator is being very vague, and the readers do not know exactly who Mr. Lorry is dreaming about
Resurrection is seen in this chapter when Mr. Lorry "recalls someone to life" in his dreams. It is also seen at the end of the chapter when the sun rises in the morning, ending a horrible night -Mrs. Southcott: young 25 year old -Queen with a plain face -King with a large jaw -Guard: brave because he shoots the robbers -City Tradesmen: brave -Woodman and Farmer: silent workers -Confict between France and England do to French Revolution -Being the best and worst of times, it was the revolutionary time for citizens, but also bad because of ignorant citizens -Set in England -Year of the Lord 1,775 -Spiritual revelations are favored -Paradox: It is exhibited in the first lines when Dickens says "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,.." because it could go both ways do to the events occurring the time period -Symbolism: Charles displays symbolism by symbolizing the trees as people, or life. -The theme displayed is history through the French revolution. It also ties in with tyranny because the ruling that was occurring -I predict the next chapter will begin to tell a person's story of how they were living and events occurring with in the period of the French Revolution. -Affect: The story is told throughout Europe and France and events revealed are in these places with back up events from the French revolution Theme - Lucie Manette and Mr. Lorry arrive in Paris.

-They go to wine shop, owned my Mister and Misses
DeFarge in Saint Antoine because Dr.Manette is located in a room up stairs there.

-Outside the wine shop a wine cask is broken and everyone starts hurrying to drink the wine from the streets.

-At first Lorry and Lucie are ignored by Monsieur DeFarge, but Mr.Lorry begs to speak with him.

-Monsieur DeFarge leads them upstairs in a room where an elder man, Dr.Manette, is busily making shoes. Predictions I predict in the next chapter that Dr. Manette will be severely affected by the prison and will not only, not remember his daughter, but will also want nothing to do with her. Therefore, Lucie Manette will not be able to "resurrect" her father. Foreshadowing: the constant use of the phrase "recalled to life" possibly foreshadows someone restoring their life, or becoming free from something
Symbolism/Imagery: at the end of this chapter, when the passengers awaken, Mr. Lorry looks out the window and sees the sun rising and a large field, and beautiful leaves of red and yellow and this symbolizes the idea of resurrection because a new day has begun In the next chapter, maybe Mr. Lorry will help "recall someone to life" - the man he had seen in his dreams Mr. Lorry: an elderly, respected business man who works for Tellson's Bank. He has good morals, is trustworthy, and has a strong head on his shoulders
Jerry Cruncher: a messenger for the bank who also does other odd jobs. He is middle-aged, rough, and short-tempered
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