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A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

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How does Madame Defarge change her character?

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In the beginning chapters of the book, Madame Defarge conceals her intense hatred for the St.Evremondes as well as the remainder of the aristocratic class. She doesn't show her need for revenge until the French Revolution breaks into full force. She then puts her plot into action that demonstrates the depth of her hatred. Her character changes insofar as she pretends at the beginning to be a passive character. Her true nature is then revealed to the other characters.

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