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A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

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Book the Third, Chapters 14 and 15 Questions and Answers

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Study Questions
1. What does Madame Defarge decide at the beginning of the chapter?

2. Where does Madame Defarge then go?

3. What do we learn about Madame Defarge as she makes her way to Lucie’s apartment?

4. Whom does Madame Defarge meet at Lucie’s apartment?

5. What happens at the apartment?

6. What is the result of this struggle?

7. What does Jerry Cruncher do in this chapter?

8. What does Sydney Carton think of as he awaits the guillotine?

9. What are his thoughts regarding the future?

10. What are Sydney Carton’s final thoughts regarding his life?

1. She decides that Lucie, her daughter, and Dr. Manette all must die.

2. She proceeds to Lucie’s apartment.

3. We learn that she is a strong woman who has no pity because of the past treatment of her family.

4. Miss Pross is the only person there.

5. Madame Defarge tries to leave but Miss Pross blocks the door.

6. Madame Defarge is shot, she dies, and Miss Pross is rendered deaf.

7. He repents for all of his past sins.

8. He thinks of Lucie’s family as it will be in the future.

9. Carton is comforted by the idea that he will always be remembered by them.

10. They are, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

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Book the Third, Chapter 13 Questions and Answers