A Tale of Two Cities - Study Guide Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 4 Summary

Doctor Manette stays for several days in the vicinity of La Force, where Charles is staying. He pleads before a Tribunal and, although Charles is not released, begins to feel some of his power as a prisoner of the former system. During this time, La Guillotine has become a theme for jokes, a popular subject of conversation and metaphor, a pendant for necklaces replacing the cross. The King himself is executed as well as the Queen, whose hair has turned a premature gray.

Book 3, Chapter 4 Analysis

During this period, Doctor Manette gains a certain level of confidence. His suffering has become a kind of victory flag and shield to protect him and his own from the Revolutionary predators. He is able to live and walk in the terror.

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