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Why does Defarge have Dr. Manette locked up above the wine shop?

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nickr | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted September 7, 2012 at 2:36 AM via web

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Why does Defarge have Dr. Manette locked up above the wine shop?

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iklan100 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM (Answer #1)

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'A Tale of Two Cities ''( published 1859 in book form) was written or set by Dickens, in London and Paris, at the time of the French revolution (circa 1780s-90s) --a time when many big upheavals took place in France and the old nobility and artistocracy was overthown by the masses and many of them were killed or exiled.

Interestingly, one character is the novel is Dr Manette (father of the heroine Lucie) who had been a brilliant physician before the revolution and had been in fact imprisoned in the notorious Bastille prison in Paris by the orders of the old, corrupt system. After 18 long years, when the revolution took place and the revolutionaries captured the Bastille, Dr Manette is released but has by this time lost his reason to quite an extent and dosn't have anywhere to go or remember/recognise anyone.

However, Defarge and his wife, who are now running a successful wine shop, had been servants with the same Dr Manette before he had been sentenced to the Bastille-- and they now recognise him and take him to their shop and home, above it; and keep him there in security until his daughter Lucie can come to him (whom they have already contacted). Obviously, in the doctor's condition, he cannot be allowed to wander about Paris (which is a very changed and disturbed place now, after the revolution) as there is every risk that he might lose himself; and the best way to ensure he doesn;t go out is to keep him locked up upstairs.

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thepenguin1 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM (Answer #2)

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BECAUSE OF GOD

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thepenguin1 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM (Answer #3)

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BECAUSE OF GOD

AND BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING -_-

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thepenguin1 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM (Answer #4)

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'A Tale of Two Cities ''( published 1859 in book form) was written or set by Dickens, in London and Paris, at the time of the French revolution (circa 1780s-90s) --a time when many big upheavals took place in France and the old nobility and artistocracy was overthown by the masses and many of them were killed or exiled.

Interestingly, one character is the novel is Dr Manette (father of the heroine Lucie) who had been a brilliant physician before the revolution and had been in fact imprisoned in the notorious Bastille prison in Paris by the orders of the old, corrupt system. After 18 long years, when the revolution took place and the revolutionaries captured the Bastille, Dr Manette is released but has by this time lost his reason to quite an extent and dosn't have anywhere to go or remember/recognise anyone.

However, Defarge and his wife, who are now running a successful wine shop, had been servants with the same Dr Manette before he had been sentenced to the Bastille-- and they now recognise him and take him to their shop and home, above it; and keep him there in security until his daughter Lucie can come to him (whom they have already contacted). Obviously, in the doctor's condition, he cannot be allowed to wander about Paris (which is a very changed and disturbed place now, after the revolution) as there is every risk that he might lose himself; and the best way to ensure he doesn;t go out is to keep him locked up upstairs.

NO U  R COMPLETELY WRONG

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