A Tale of Two Cities - Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary

Lorry is concerned that Tellson's is sheltering Lucie, the wife of an emigrant so he finds her and the others suitable accommodations. One evening, after the Bank closes, Defarge comes to see Lorry, bringing him a note from Doctor Manette. Charles is safe but the Doctor can't come yet. He also has a note for Lucie. The Defarges go to see Lucie. Lorry is suspicious of the Defarge's "suppressed manner," their tone. Madame Defarge confides to her friend, called by Dickens "The Vengeance," how little she is concerned by the family of the aristocrats.

Book 3, Chapter 3 Analysis

Lorry is somewhat deceived initially by the Defarges. Their maneuvers to put Charles in contact with Lorry and Lucie are anglings for a much darker plan. It is their demeanor that gives them away to Lorry. Madame Defarge is a confirmed hater of revolutionaries- and their families. Nothing...

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