A Tale of Two Cities Essay | Student Essay

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A Tale of Two Cities - Wine Symbolism

Summary: This essay is about the symbolism and frequent use of wine in the novel "A Tale of Two Cities" written by Charles Dickens.
Wine is frequently used in this novel, both as sustenance and as a symbol of blood. When the wine cask is spilled in Book 1: recalled to Life, Chapter 5, "The wine-shop", the citizens of Saint Antoine swarm around the wine. They are like savage animals, scooping up the blood, smearing it on the faces. This represents the extreme hunger of the poverty-stricken people. On a more surreal level, this scene represents the people's insatiable hunger for the blood of the aristocrats. This same mob of people will, in Dickens' book, spark the revolution by taking the Bastille and condemning aristocrats to death. The wine to blood parallel is evident throughout the entire novel and proves to be very intriguing and deeply-rooted. Monsieur and Madame Defarge are brought into this also. They are the owners of the wine shop in Saint Antoine and deal...

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