In what capacity does Barsad agree to help Carton in A Tale of Two Cities?
John Barsad agrees to help Sydney Carton trade places with Charles Darnay. Since the two men look alike, Carton will take Darnay’s place at the guillotine so Darnay can live happily ever after with Lucie.
John Barsad (whose real name is Solomon Pross) is the “patriot” who testifies at Darnay’s trial. When asked if he has ever been a spy himself, he of course denies it. Stryver describes him this way:
Barsad, was a hired spy and traitor, an unblushing trafficker in...
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