What particulars are given about Jerry Cruncher's apperance in A Tale of Two Cities

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Dickens spends some time on Cruncher's hair, which he describes as "more like the top of a strongly spiked wall than a head of hair." He also flat-out describes Cruncher's hair as "spiky"—so much so that it could "tear the [bed]sheets to ribbons." (It's possible Dickens named him Cruncher to draw more emphasis to his hair, since it seems to be his most striking feature.) In a humorous description that encapsulates Cruncher's general appearance, Dickens says, "whereas he often came home after banking hours with clean boots, he often got up the next morning to find the same boots covered with clay." This suggests his appearance was continually bedraggled, but he never knew how he got that way. Dickens also describes him as grim and red-eyed. So overall, his appearance is unkempt, which one could read as reflecting his state of mind.

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Jerry Cruncher is physically described in Tale of Two cities but the description emphasizes his most striking particulars, these are his hair and his nose. First the details of his hair are established. He is balding in a "raggedly" manner, which seems to allude to the balding of bits and patches. His remaining hair is dispersed "jaggedly all over" his head and is black. While it is described as "standing," as in located, it is also said to be "growing downhill" and long enough to reach his "broad, blunt nose." So we have an energetic man with a wide nose having a blunt tip whose head is adorned with an unattractive collection of sparse black, long hair. Another aspect of Jerry's personal description emphasize his habit of talking out loud to himself and even chastising himself, "No Jerry, no!"

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