FINALLY ITS WINTER BREAK!
Okaaaaay…now on a more serious tone, before school finished my class took the “A Tale of Two Cities” test on the entire book. I’m a little nervous about my score, but it’s break! (…I’ll worry about it after my two weeks of catching up on sleep) Anyways, “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens is just, so amazing. SPOILER ALERT!!! I will have to spoil the ending in order to do this blog post; meaning if you don’t like spoilers, DON’T READ! (But, this is the best part of the entire book) This character is one of the most important characters in the book. Charles Dickens applies this character in his use of irony and this character feels deep down that he is a terrible person. This amazing character is Mr. Sydney Carton. The song that I would like to dedicate this character to is Mr. Carton. Carton thinks of himself as a lazy, worthless person that doesn’t deserve any love in him. He loves Lucie Manette, a main character seen as an angel, but is afraid of his own “darkness” and doesn’t want Lucie near him. This is one chapter, “A Man with No Delicacy” (Ch. 13 of Book the Second), where Carton pours his heart out telling Lucie that he loves her, but doesn’t deserve her. Lucie marries Charles Darney and a while later, Mr. Darney is captured and sentenced to be beheaded because he has noble blood in him; he was the next Marquis of the land. Carton comes up with a plan to rescue Mr. Darney because he feels that Charles Darney gives Lucie the life that she deserves. Charles Darney has the same physical features as Sydney Carton and Carton uses this to his advantage. Carton sneaks into the prison that held Mr. Darney and drugs Darney to make up stop resisting Carton’s help. Darney is rescued, but for a price: Carton’s very own head. He is by far, my favorite character and I bet that other people would choose him to be their favorite character. Also, when I look at the lyrics, I realized that there are parts in the song that kind-of summarizes the book. Well, here’s “Demons” by Imagine Dragons…
I posted above both the music video and a lyric video because I’m not sure if people like watching music videos of popular songs. Music videos are basically like mini-movie clips which acts out the song and you know what people say: a picture is worth a thousand words – it’s your choice whether or not to watch the music video. Here are the lyrics and let’s start analyzing!
Posted in ReFramed: Theriault 13/14
- Tagged A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darney, Charles Dickens, compassion, Love, Lucie Manette, Music, Sacrifice, Seven Deadly Sins, Sins, Sydney Carton
I really love this book, “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. There are so many twists to the plot. One of the main characters that impacts the entire French Revolution is Madame Therese Defarge. SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read this book yet, I’m going to be revealing a lot of info and if you don’t like spoilers, just read the book : D! Anyways, Madame Defarge’s history is extremely terrible and intense. Madame Defarge is related to the Fates from Greek Mythology because she is always knitting and she records people’s names while she knits. At first, she may seem like the devil who just loves killing and destroying everything. My entire class, including myself, thought that she was a crazy lunatic who just murders everyone she hates, specifically the upper class aristocracy. Later on in the story, her reasons for her anger and massacring actions are revealed. When Doctor Alexandre Manette was younger, he experienced something he will never forget and wrote a journal to document it. While Dr. Manette was walking down the road, he was met by two gentlemen rushing down the road in a carriage. They asked him to check up on other two people and they rushed into a mansion. The first person Dr. Manette was asked to cure was a young lady with a very high fever and wouldn’t stop shrieking and crying. The young lady, who was once very beautiful and was not much past her twenties, had her arms bound to her sides with male clothing and kept wildly repeating, “My husband, my father, and my brother!” Then she counted up to twelve and said, “Hush!” Dr. Manette gave the lady some medicine and calmed her down a little bit. The two gentlemen who picked up Dr. Manette brought him to their next patient, a handsome peasant boy who was around seventeen years old. The resilient boy had a sword-thrust around his heart and was beyond saving. With his life ebbing away, the teenager tells Dr. Manette that the screeching lady was his sister and she was betrothed a good young man. According to the dying boy, his sister got married to the man, but the good man had an extremely detestable brother who admired the wife’s beauty. The evil brother kidnapped the young lady and raped her for his own pleasure and diversion. When the young lady’s father (it would really be helpful if I knew their names Mr. Charles Dickens -_-) heard about his daughter getting raped, his heart burst and was gone. The seventeen year old boy sneaked into the house and tried to kill the man who had raped his sister, but all he earned was a stab near his heart. After the boy died, telling his story to Dr. Manette, Dr. Manette returned to the raped sister who wouldn’t stop screaming and stayed with her for many hours. Once the sister had past away, the people of the mansion wanted to pay Dr. Manette for his services, but he rejected the gold offer. When Dr. Manette returned home, he was met by the wife of the Marquis St. Evremonde, who was guilty of her husband’s actions (killing the teenager and raping his sister) and wanted to take in the second sister, only to find that the second sister was missing or had fled to survive. This younger sister of the raped lady and stabbed teenage boy, was Madame Therese Defarge. Wow…that was a long summary of that section of the book. Now that you know the basics behind the French Revolution and Madame Defarge’s reasons, I will get on with relating this subject to this song: Roar by Katy Perry!
I love both the music video and it’s lyrics a lot! xD Alrighty then, let’s get down to business (To fight…the NOBLES)!
Posted in ReFramed: Theriault 13/14
- Tagged A Tale of Two Cities, Confidence, Courage, Dr.Manette, English Class, French Revolution, Katy Perry, Madame Defarge, Roar, School, strength