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Satire- A Tale of Two Cities

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Jessica James Bailey

on 18 March 2013

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A Tale of Two Cities Satire "Jerry. you honest tradesman, there's hopes wot that boy will yet be a blessing to you, and a recompense to you for his mother!" Jerry Cruncher "That, for these reasons, the jury, being a loyal jury (as he knew they were), and being a responsible jury (as THEY knew they were), must positively find the prisoner Guilty, and make an end of him, whether they liked it or not...in short, that there never more could be, for them or theirs, any laying of heads upon pillows at all, unless the prisoner's head was taken off." The Judicial System Nobility - Monseigneur The End. by Charles Dickens Book 2, Chapter 14, Page 162 How is this satirical? Jerry sees grave robbing as respectable while he does not accept praying or "flopping", as he calls it.

Young Jerry tries to make his father proud by saying he wants to be a "Resurrection-Man", or gravedigger, when he gets older.

Jerry is constantly disrespectful to his wife, while he is trying to get his wife to be a "better" person by not praying. How is this satirical? How is this satirical? It takes four men to make Monseigneur's chocolate. There are people dying of hunger.
Nobility only care about themselves.
They say they have "Noble" ideas, when really they just want to better their own lives.
Nobility should be the most knowledgeable, when they seem to be the least. Presentation by:
JJ Bailey
Moriah Connolly Dickens as an intrusive narrator... Why did Dickens include satire? "Yes. It took four men, all four a-blaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer that two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur's lips." Book 2, Chapter 7, Page 107 "Monseigneur had one truly noble idea of general public business, which was, to let everything go on its own way; of particular public business, Monseigneur had the other truly noble idea, that the world was made for them." Book 2, Chapter 7, Page 107-108 Book 2 Chapter 3 Paragraph 1 "Military officers destitute of military knowledge, naval officers with no idea of a ship; civil officers without a notion of affairs..." Book 2, Chapter 7 Paragraph 7 " It [La Guillotine] was the popular theme for jests; it was the best cure for headache, it infallibly prevented the hair from turning grey." Book 3 Chapter 4 Paragraph 10 "Looking at the jury and the turbulent audience, he might have thought that the usual order of things were reversed, and that the felons were trying the honest men." Book 3 Chapter 6 Paragraph 7 The jury honestly thinks that they are being moral, but in reality they just want to see someones head get cut off. The rebels were trying to fix a crooked system, but instead they created another one. - to interject his own opinion, formed from his personal experiences. Creates a biased POV for audience. gives comic relief to a serious situation ( The Revolution) to point out what he felt were flaws in the system, without being too critical "I was only saying my prayers!"
"Saying your prayers! You're a nice woman! What do you mean by flopping yourself down and praying agin me?" Book 2, Chapter 1, Page 61 "I can't be made unlucky by sneaking. If you must go flopping yourself down, flop in favour of your husband and child, and not in opposition to 'em." your Book 2, Chapter 1, Page 62 "When the Attorney-General ceased, a buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become." Book 2 Chapter 3 Paragraph 2 The jury is annoying. The people of the jury are compared to "blue flies", as if they are different beings.
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