A Tale of Two Cities Essay | Madame Defarge- a Tale of Two Cities

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Madame Defarge- a Tale of Two Cities

Summary: Madame Defarge, from A Tale of Two Cities, was thorough, clever, cunning and observant of everything - even though she does not come across and a highlighted character.
Usually in novels we encounter a majority of characters that are naïve and undecorated, characters that can be more simply described as boring. To compensate for these characters, we have those one or two people that no matter in what scene they are placed, they are always the ones who immediately draw our attention. In A Tale of Two Cities, I think most would agree that this character is Madame Defarge. We do not immediately see her as we first embark on the novel, but as we are introduced to Chapter 5, so are we with Madame Defarge. "Madame Defarge was a stout woman of about his own age, with a watchful eye that seldom seemed to look at anything, a large hand heavily ringed, a steady face, strong features, and great composure of manner" (page 35). As the reader first meets with this...

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