Madame Defarge's Disparities In The French Revolution

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Claim: Madame Defarge’s view on the aristocrats causes the rage built up inside her to snap and create a storm with intentions to harm those who are wealthy rather than act justifiably. Evidence #1 & Rationale: “It would be easier for the weakest poltroon that lives, to erase himself from existence, than to erase one letter of his name or crimes from the knitted register of Madame Defarge” (132). Madame Defarge’s main job in the Revolution is to knit a list of names of aristocrats she wants the resistant to kill. In this quote Defarge is talking about how Madame Defarge’s knitting controls those people’s lives. They talk about how it would be easier for all the aristocrats to commit suicide rather than take them out one letter at a time after knitting their names. This shows Madame Defarge’s rage because she is angry at the fact that she is stuck knitting names of people she can’t wait to kill and she wants to carry out her plan already. Evidence #2 & Rationale: “But when [an earthquake] is ready, it takes place, and grinds to pieces everything before it” (137).…show more content…
However, Madame Defarge also understands that if the storm is prepare just the right way then it can do the most damage. All this tension is building up inside Madame Defarge just waiting to snap and destroy everything in it’s path. Although Madame is referring to making the storm, she actually is the storm waiting for a trigger to set her off. She is the storm because like a storm she has to be built up over time, and she cannot be created by a single person. Plus, like a storm, once she starts, she can’t stop until she is all out of “fuel” or in her case,

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