Dickens Description Of The Spectatorss In Darnay's Trial
I notice that Dickens introduces chapter 5 by describing the spilling of the wine cask. Immediately, the people present in the street rush over to lick the wine off the ground. …show more content…
Dickens states the shoemaker’s individual movements with “and” in between them which leads the sentence to sound choppy. The polysyndeton enhances how strange and unnatural the prisoner’s movements appear to the onlookers.
During the scene where the Marquis travels up the hill towards a town, Dickens describes how the sun drenches his hand in crimson. Crimson is similar to the color of blood. The Marquis’ “bloody” hands reflect the actual blood that he has shed on his hands previously. Dickens suggests that the Marquis kills countless innocent peasants, so he constantly has blood on his hands. By surrounding the Marquis with the color red, Dickens emphasizes his murderous nature.
I notice that Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton differ in that Darnay takes action when he finds an unfavorable circumstance in his life, but Carton merely acknowledges an obstacle and does nothing about it. Danay takes initiative and speaks to his uncle about the unjustness of the French government. He condemns how unfairly the aristocrats treat the citizens. He even rejects his uncle’s inheritance and tells him that he does not want to be associated with the Evremonde name. Meanwhile, Carton simply acknowledges that he drinks too much but refuse to let anyone, even Lucie, help …show more content…
He writes “boom, smash, and rattle” (265) to mimic the sounds of war. Dickens’ onomatopoeia enhances the violent and noisy nature of the villagers’ attack.
I notice that the Carmagnole dance resembles the boys’ dance in Lord of the Flies. In both texts, the characters form a ring around someone in the center. They chant or sing a song and act as if they were performing a ritual. The ring of dancers becomes increasingly violent and leaves Lucie feeling frightened in the middle. The villagers crowding around Lucie expresses the violence that “crowds” around innocent people during the Revolution. Both the boys and the villagers become caught up in the group mentality and get carried away by their desires to fit in and be a member of the crowd.
I notice that Dr. Manette does not return into a relapse after going to La Force to help Charles Darnay. In the prison setting, he does not feel the affliction again which would lead him to revert back to shoemaking. Instead, Dr. Manette remains strong and confident for Lucie’s sake. Mr. Lorry even comments that Dr. Manette appears to have a new sustaining pride in his life. Dickens characterizes Dr. Manette by his changed attitude and his newfound