A STEP BEYOND
_____ 1. The novel is divided into three parts: "Recalled to Life," "The Golden Thread," and
B. "The Track of the Storm"
C. "The Substance of the Shadow"
B. "It was the dawn of liberty, the evening of repression"
C. "It was a time to give thanks, a time to despair"
B. BURIED HOW LONG?
C. RECALLED TO LIFE
B. a Star Chamber hearing
C. a raison d'etre
B. Mme. Defarge's spouting of revolutionary slogans
C. Miss Pross' dedication to Lucie
B. the red wine flowing from the broken cask
C. Jerry's activities as a grave robber
B. they wished to protect him from the Jacquerie
C. they were afraid he might wander off
B. the French Revolution
C. the brutality of the aristocratic class
B. lash out at the English penal system
C. describe the techniques for the bribing of judges
B. Carton and Stryver
C. Darnay and Barsad
11. Analyze Dickens' attitude toward the mob, giving examples from the novel.
12. Discuss the theme of fate in A Tale of Two Cities, relating it to history and to the lives of the characters.
13. Trace the evolution of water imagery in A Tale of Two Cities, citing three examples.
14. The coincidences in A Tale of Two Cities are piled so high as to be implausible. True or false? Support your position with evidence from the novel.
15. A Tale of Two Cities is a tale of symmetries. Many actions are balanced by previous ones. Discuss in detail one pair of symmetrical scenes, and explain their importance.
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