How Does Dickens Use Language In A Tale Of Two Cities

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In Book 1 Chapter 5 of A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses various resources of language in order to advance his sympathetic tone towards French society. In the first paragraph Chapter 5, a cask of wine is tumbled out of a cart and shattered across the street, in which “people within reach had suspended their business, or their idleness, to run to the spot and drink the wine” (27). Dickens’s usage of the word “suspended” indicates the desperation of this French community as they are willing to give up their task at hand in exchange for a mere sip of the spilt wine. Also, “run” points to a sense of urgency, as each towns person are determined to be the first to collect the wine. Moreover, Dickens eerily remarks: “when that wine

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