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What happens in Chapter 7 of the tale of two cities?
As his driver carouses recklessly through the Paris streets, the carriage accidentally runs over a child. The Marquis shows no remorse for the child’s death, and when Gaspard, the child’s grief-stricken father, approaches the carriage, the Marquis throws him a coin.
Who killed Monseigneur in a tale of two cities?
Monseigneur the Marquis is part of the Evremonde family and has inherieted the title of Marquis. He is the uncle of Charles Darnay and is very cruel to the people in his country. His cruelty is shown when he runs over a child in the street and gives a coin as compensation to the father. He is killed by a Revolutionist.
Why does Defarge disappear from the scene?
From the text, we can infer that Defarge disappeared from the scene after throwing the coin into the carriage. Dickens is suggesting that Defarge has left to gather his men to retaliate or take revenge upon the Marquis, who believed a coin could make up for the death of a child.
What Book 2 Chapter 7 is about in a tale of two cities?
Book 2, Chapter 7 of ”A Tale of Two Cities” takes us back to France to describe the corrupt life of the wealthy aristocrats, from the ridiculous Monseigneur, to the callous Monsieur le Marquis, who thinks nothing of running down a poor child in the street.
Are Monseigneur and the Marquis the same person?
The Marquis St. Evrémonde is referred to as “Monseigneur” and “Monsieur.” These three different titles all refer to the same person: people who are below the Marquis in rank refer to him as “Monseigneur” or “Monsieur,” while people of equal rank refer to him as the “Marquis.”
What does chocolate symbolize in a tale of two cities?
Chocolate, carriages, and coins are all symbols of the aristocracy’s greed, cruelty, and pure ignorance towards the peasants’ plight.
Who was responsible for the death of Marquis?
Who kills the Marquis d’Evremonde? The Marquis d’Evremonde is killed by one of the revolutionary figures who go by the generic name of “Jacques.” The Marquis is killed in an act of revenge because on the previous day he heartlessly ran over and killed a young child with his carriage.
Why is Carton a jackal?
Stryver, the narrator calls Carton a “jackal” because while Mr. Stryver very deftly presents each case and gains all the credit, it is Carton’s legal acumen which helps them win, referencing how jackals help lions with kills while the lions take all the glory.
What does the broken wine cask symbolize?
The Broken Wine Cask With his depiction of a broken wine cask outside Defarge’s wine shop, and with his portrayal of the passing peasants’ scrambles to lap up the spilling wine, Dickens creates a symbol for the desperate quality of the people’s hunger.
What is the significance of the scene with the Monseigneur and his hot chocolate?
What is the significance of the scene with the monseigneur and his Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate was seen as a luxury during this time. But the whole scene was meant to convey the idea that the monseigneur is rich, he lives a very luxurious lifestyle and treats himself to the best.
Why did Carton go to Defarge’s wine?
Why did Carton go to Defarge’s wine shop? To let people know there is a man that looks like Darnay in Paris (so that when he switches with Darnay, nobody will suspect that Darnay is not dead).