A Tale of Two Cities - Study Guide Book 2, Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 22 Summary

Defarge triumphantly announce that old Foulon, an aristocrat who told the common people to eat grass instead of bread had not died, but had a mock funeral and was captured. The crowd, having found him, is jubilant in its revenge, continually stuffing grass in his mouth, to his back- as they pummel him, drag him, stab him and eventually hang him on a rope that keeps breaking.

Book 2, Chapter 22 Analysis

This chapter is just a further portrait of the blood lust of the Parisians as led by the Defarges. Dickens paints an angry, enthusiastic lust for blood. There is no hope or prayer for mercy in the hands of this crowd.

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