A Tale of Two Cities - Book 3, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Chapter 12 Summary

Sydney meets the Defarges at their wine shop. Monsieur seems reluctant to have Charles' wife executed or the Doctor himself. Things seem different when Madame Defarge reveals her as the other sister of the wounded boy. The Doctor undergoes another relapse. Sydney meets with Lorry, giving him his certificate, enabling him to leave Paris. Having made clear the danger to Lucie's family, he arranges for a specific time and place for them to leave. He looks up at Lucie's room, blesses her and leaves.

Book 3, Chapter 12 Analysis

Sydney visits the Defarges, perhaps to assess the danger to Lucie, which he discovers to be very much the case. It is revealed that Madame Defarge was the poor patient's sister once attended so long ago- so she has a need for vengeance against the Evremondes.

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