What animals are used to describe Stryver and Carton in A Tale of Two Cities?

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Dickens uses the metaphor of a jackal to describe Carton. The jackal is a scavenger. In the same way, Carton lives off other peoples happiness without creating any of his own.

Stryver is described as a lion, the king of beasts. while he does kill, he will also eat what others have killed. However, he is a little more noble about it, and has a much better reputation. Such is the way with Carton and Stryver as attorneys.

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Stryver is also physically described as stout, loud, red, buff, and free from any drawback of delicacy, haad a pushing way of shouldering himself into companies and conversations.

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