A Tale of Two Cities - Book 2, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 17 Summary

It is the night before Lucie's wedding and she and her father sit beneath the plane-tree in their little yard. He tells her how happy he is that she is getting married. He relates to her how, in his suffering in the Bastille, he imagined his daughter as a specter, comforting him, showing him her children, remembering him. She says that she will never let her marriage separate them. After they depart each other's company for the evening, she comes to his bedchamber and kisses him goodnight.

Book 2, Chapter 17 Analysis

In every respect, Lucie shows herself to be the perfect, loving daughter, even in the night before her wedding. She now hears, for the first time, some remnants of her father's suffering in the Bastille and his tender hopes for her.

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