Tale Of Two Cities Quotes And Analysis

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The passage begins with Dickens listing off titles of the aristocrats. Some of the titles are official, such as the Farmer General, but some of them are just archetypes to label the characters such as the Comedy. To illustrate how vibrant and luxurious the incoming carriages are, even rats creep out of their holes to look. The rats mentioned are not literal rodents, but symbols for the peasants who are merely rats in the eyes of the aristocrats. A father has a hidden bundle, assumably a child, as his wife tends the bundle. She sits at the fountain and watches the parade of aristocrats and the water flow. Dickens brings up his recurring theme of knitting here, as she knits on with the ‘steadfast of Fate’. Here, knitting is a hobby that women

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