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Tumbril(n)

A cart used to carry prisoners to the guillotine

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Auspicious (adj)

Promising success, favorable

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Demur (v)

Object of refuse on grounds if conscious or cowardice

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Incredulity (n) (dis

Disbelief, skepticism

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Deportment (n)

Behavior or demeanor

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Sagacity (n)

Wisdom, discernment, sound judgement

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Intangible (adj)

Incapable of being physically touched, indefinite or unclear to the mind

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Incorrigible (adj)

Incapable of being corrected or reformed, hardened

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Prattle (v)

To talk in a foolish or simple-minded way, chatter, babble

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Ardor (n) (great pas

Great warmth of feeling, passion

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Magnanimous (adj)

Noble in mind and heart, generous in granting forgiveness

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Assiduous (adj)

Constant, unceasing, diligent

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Vestige (n)

A trace, a trace that something once existed disappeared

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Capitulate (v)

Stop resisting, surrender

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Elicit (v)

To draw or bing forth. Educe, evoke

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Propensity (n)

A natural inclination, preference

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Inter (v)

To bury

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Dubious (adj)

Doubtful, questionable

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Taciturn (adj)

Inclined to silence, unsalable

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Reproach(v)

To scold, criticize, blame

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Dr. Alexander Manette

Lucien's father, he is accused of killing Madame Defarge's family. He is imprisoned for 18 years an strangely testifies against Darnay in court

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Jerry Cruncher (and lil Jerry)

A gravedigger who does odd jobs for Lorry at Trllsons. In the end he promises not to continue diggin graves and not to persecute his wife for preying

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John Barsad (Solomon Pross)

A spy who is Miss Prosses brother. He is blackmailed into helping save Darnay

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Ernest Defarge (Jacques 4)

The owner of the wine shop, a headquarters for the revolution, he is highly influence by his wife

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Marquis St. Evermonde

He raped and killed Madame Defarge's sister and killed we brother

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Charles Darnay/ D'Aulnais

Formerly a rich Marquis, he is married to Lucie and hides his past (his family is a bunch of ass holes) he is imprisoned and saved by Carton

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Peasant family destroyed be Evermondes

Madame Defarge's siblings were raped and killed by the Evermondes

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Lucie Manette

The "golden thread" the story revolves around her. Loved by Carton and Darnay

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Mr. Stryver (lion)

Represent Cartons possible life.

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Roger Cly

A spy who faked his own death. His empty grave was dug up by Jerry Cruncher

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Madame Defarge (fate)

She is a major revolutionist. She knits people's names into a hit list. She measures the lifespan of people that are on her list

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Gaspard

Father of the boy killed by the Marquis

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Mender of roads

A peasant who letter works at a woodsawer and assists the Defarges

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Jarvis Lorry

A family friend of Dr. Manette, he works for Tellsons bank

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Sydney Carton (jackal)

Carton is a drunk lawyer. He used to work with Stryver. He falls in love with Lucie, and dies for Darnay

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Miss Pross

A family friend and protector of Lucie, she has watched over Lucie since she was 10. In the end she kills Madame Defarge

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The Vengrance

A frown of Madame Defarge, she also knits. She is there at the execution of the 52

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Little Lucie

The daughter of Lucie and Charles Darnay

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Fishing

Mr. Crunchers nickname for grave digging

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Doubles (characters, scenes, objects)

Carton and Darnay (look the same)
Wineshop and the revolution (blood= wine in street)

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Symbols
Wine
Knitting
The Golden Thread
Burial/graves

Wines- blood (of the revolution)
Knitting- thread of life, lifespan
The Golden Thread- Lucie
Burial-brought to life

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Flopping

Praying (Mr cruncher about his wife) against him

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Shadows and darkness

Human nature (everyone has a dark side) mysterious (Darnays past) secrets

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Imprisonment

Jerry (gave digger) imprisoned by job
mr. Darnay past life
Madame Defarge by the revolution
Mr Defarge wine shop and revolution
Dr manette actually imprisoned

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Resurrection man

One who digs up bodies for science

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Hundreds of people

Miss Prosses Wilde exaggeration of the many admirers Lucie has

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In secret

The prison guard hands Darnay over with a note saying in secret. He should be kept in solitary confinement

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July 14 1789

The revolutionists storm the prison of Bastille, they kill the prisoners and guards, it a lil bloody

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105 N. Tower

The cell where dr. manette is held. He writes a letter about what happened here.

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Jacques

The nickname revolutionists used for each other

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Revolution (personal and political)

Carton (changes hard coar, from a drunk to saving darnays life)