Answer the following questions and keep a copy of your answers with you for class on Tuesday. We will check our answers together in class. Do NOT post them to the blog. Your answers to these questions will count as your blog question grade for this week. Enjoy your weekend.
- How does Dickens use the opening chapter of the novel to establish a sense of “the period?”
- Describe all of the following characters (appearance, personality, characteristics, etc.)
a) Lucie Manette
b) Jerry Cruncher
c) Jarvis Lorry
d) Madame Defarge
e) Monsieur Defarge
- Five people testify at the trial of Charles Darnay. Name three of these, and briefly summarize the nature of their testimony.
- Explain this quotation: “…you have fallen into your rank an I have fallen into mine…you were always somewhere and I was always – nowhere.”
- Describe the home life of the Manette family, including the interactions of the three people living there.
6. Describe the home life of the Cruncher family, including the interactions of the three people living there.
7. How does Dickens use the wine spill in Paris both symbolically and descriptively?
8. Explain why Book the First, chapter 4 is titled “The Preparation.”
9. What is Dickens’ point about secrets at the opening of Book 1, chapter 3 “The Night Shadows?” How does it apply to the rest of the novel so far? (Give at least 2 examples).
10. Explain both parts of this quotation: “…so like each other in feature, so unlike each other in manner.”