A Tale of Two Cities - Study Guide Book 2, Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 19 Summary

Mr. Lorry, who has been monitoring Doctor Manette after his relapse, sees that the Doctor seems much better after a nine-day interval. By asking him for a disguised diagnosis of the Doctor's own condition, Lorry is able to extract some of the causes of the Doctor's malady and to be able to decide if there is any action he can take that will serve the Doctor's mental health. In the end, it is decided to destroy the shoemaking bench and implements that the Doctor has taken him with from prison. And so with Miss Pross holding a candle, Lorry destroys the bench, with the rest of the implements buried in the garden.

Book 2, Chapter 19 Analysis

The continual relapse of Doctor Manette is a continuing theme in Dickens' drama of cruelty and revenge, love and high devotion. In this episode, it shows how Lorry, who was...

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