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A Tale of Two Cities

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Book the Second, Chapter 21 Questions and Answers

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Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 225

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1. How many children does Lucie have? What are their fates?

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2. What does the death of the second child signify?

3. What else happens as six years pass?

4. What news does Mr. Lorry bring that marks the beginning of the end of normalcy?

5. What happens in Paris?

6. What does Ernest Defarge do in the midst of the storming of the Bastille?

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7. Why is this important?

8. What does Madame Defarge do to the governor’s dead body?

9. What does the final paragraph of this chapter have to say about Lucie?

10. To what event does the final paragraph refer?

Answers
1. She has two children. The daughter lives and flourishes while her son dies at a young age.

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2. His death shows that tragedy is always close by.

3. The six years pass calmly, and Lucie and her family build a quiet, uneventful domestic life.

4. Lorry tells them that there has been a run of confidence on Tellson’s because of the instability in France.

5. The peasants storm the Bastille.

6. He makes a guard take him to “One Hundred and Five, North Tower.”

7. It reveals that Dr. Manette’s imprisonment has deeply affected him.

8. She cuts off his head.

9. It states a hope that the events in France do not affect her quiet life in England.

10. It refers to the wine that was spilled in St. Antoine many years ago.

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