Examples Of Foreshadowing In A Tale Of Two Cities

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The story is set in Paris and London before and after the French Revolution.

Lucie Manette finds out from Jarvis Lorry, a businessman who works for Tellson 's bank,

that her father who was imprisoned in France is still alive. She goes with Mr. Lorry to

Paris and brings her father back to England. Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat, leaves

behind his aristocratic life and makes a decision of moving to England. Darnay is arrested

and accused of being a French spy, but was saved by two lawyers, Carton and Mr. Stryer.

Lucie and Darnay fall in love with each other and get married, while Carton secretly still

loves her. Madame Defarge and her husband lead the uproar of revolution all over

France. Darnay’s servant writes him a letter
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Does he sympathize

with the revolutionaries?

 Discuss at least one way in which Dickens parallels the personal and the political

in A Tale of Two Cities.

 Explain how foreshadowing is used in A Tale of Two Cities.

The author uses foreshadowing a lot in the novel, because it lets him build

suspense throughout the story. He fills the novel with details that anticipate future events.

For example, the wine cask breaking in the street and the footsteps that can be heard in

the Manettes’ apartment foreshadow the huge mob that eventually overtakes Paris. This

makes the reader more aware of the situation than the characters are. Since the book was

published in short chapters every week, this helped enhance the feeling of suspense. The

reader was given hints of terrific events for the next week so they would keep reading.

“The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in

the suburb of Saint Antoine, in Paris, where it was spilled. It had stained many hands,

too, and many faces, and many naked feet, and many wooden shoes. The hands of
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