Roar

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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)!

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Safe and Sound

Hello everyone!
Thanksgiving break has passed and its to get back on track with studying and school. I’ve finished the great book, Oedipus. The next goal to accomplish, “A Tales of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. Before I start my explaining my song choice, I’ll give a summary of the book. This great book is about the French Revolution and this book creates an extremely vivid and image of what it was like during the revolution. When you read it, makes you feel as if you’re one of the characters book, watching the revolution take place. People are starving and there is terror and fear across Europe. There are multiple main characters in this book, but I’ll be discussing two of them: Lucie Manette and Doctor Manette. These two characters are father and daughter. The Lucie thought that her father and mother were both dead, but discovers that her father is still alive. Unfortunately, Doctor Manette, a shoe maker, has been desensitized to the world because he was been “imprisoned” in his dark and gloomy shop for many years. Lucie has a gold aura that affects everyone around her, making people feel compassion and love; with this aura she brings Doctor Manette back to life. As he is adjusting to his “new” life, he must make multiple adaptations and sometimes, he sinks back to his old “dead” self. The song I’ve chosen to explain this relationship is “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift. Another reason why I chose this song because it is a “Hunger Games” song and “Catching Fire” just came out. READ BEFORE WATCHING EVERYONE. So, here’s your song. : )

I chose this song because there is a hint of war imbedded in this song and has the lyrics of two people trying to comfort each other. When I watch the video, I visualize Taylor Swift as Lucie Manette (because Lucie has golden locks of hair). I feel that Lucie would sing this to her father while her father is troubled and taken by depression and fear again.

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