Life of Doctor Mannette according to the Tale of Two Cities
Created by SilentAssassin on Apr 13, 2011
Last updated: 04/13/11 at 09:37 PM
Robespierre is one of the most influential figures during the French Revolution. He was a major contributed to the Reign of Terror. He was later arrested and executed. Ironically, he was deputy of "Comittee of Public Safety" and was in office for exactly 1 year- July 27, 1793-July 27, 1794
During this time, there were mass executions of "enemies of the revolution". This was a period of violence during the French Revolution. Many head figures such as King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Madame Roland, and many otehres were all executed by the guillotine.
A National Convention was set up and a universal male vote provided a constitution for France. France was officially proclaimed a republic on this day.
Charles Darnay is taken prisoner by French revolutionaries. Lucie and Doctor manette find out and rush to Mr. Lorry to notify him. This is the first time that Dr.Manette learns of his strong influence over the revolutionaries which he decides to try to use to save Darnay's life.
Charles is deemed innocent after Mr.Lorry and Doctor Manette testify on his behalf. However, before 24 hours have even passed, 4 men take Charles back into custody and tell him that Mr. Defarge, Madame Defarge, and and unknown person who turns out to by Doctor Manette whose letter denounces Charles. Charles is then deemed guilty and is sentanced to death.
Lucie who has been waiting hopefully to boost Charles' morale by standing out his window daily, is informed by Doctor Manette that the tirla will be on the following day
Carton is able to trade places with Charles. The group (without Carton who is now imprisoned as Charles) is able to escape France and into England. Doctor Manette and Lucie have sucessfully saved Charles Darnay.
An attack on a prison where many were murdered during the French Revolution. Over half a prison was killed and was planned by Jacobins.
Usually said to be the start of the French Revolution, this was the first major event of the French revolution. This is when many people decided to attack Bastille prison, free prisoners, and "storm" the prison. This was also the prison where Doctor Manette was held in The Tale of Two Cities.
As promised, Charles tells the Doctor his real name- Charles Evermonde, meaning that he is the decendant of those who had imprisoned the Doctor. Leads the Doctor into another relapse.
the night before Lucie is to marry Darnay, she sits with her father. Doctor Manette tells Lucie how much joy she has brought to his life and how he is so greatful that the shadow that has come over his life has not affected her like it has him.
Time is estimated. Doctor Manette, Lucie, and others are sitting around their home in Soho. That evening, it starts to rain and the rain drops hitting the ground sound like many footsteps. This forshadows the beginning of the French Revolution.
Charles Darnay is accused of espionage. Lucie and Doctor Manette are called to witness because they happened to be on the same boat that the spy was thought to be on.
A year has passed from their little get-together in Soho and Darnay has made a life for himself as a French Tutor in England. He has fallen in love with Lucie and decides to ask Doctor Manette's permission to marry Lucie.
Doctor Manette is now released from the Bastille and is left to the Defarges to care for. Shortly after, Lucie and Mr.Lorry comes for him to take him home. Also, he is constantly carrying a golden thread with him which turns out to be a lock of Lucie's hair.
The Doctor is called down by the Marquis and his borther to help a young woman. He agrees to help, and it is revealed to him that the Marquis and his brother have raped this woman and driven her near insanity. They have also killed most of her family. After she dies, Doctor Manette tries to send a letter to denounce the Marquis and his brother, but is intercepted, The Marquis then jails the Doctor at Bastille for the next 18 years.
Married to King Louis XVI, she reigned as the queen. She is well known for her quote, "Let them eat cake" when se was told that the peasents had no bread. The quote is paralleled by a French nobld in The Tale of Two Cities who had said "Let them eat grass". She was executed during the reign of terror and had her head chopped off by the guillotine.
King of France during the French revolution (and before). He reinged from May 10, 1774-September 21, 1792. Although he was beloved at first, he then later lost popularity due to his lack of leadership skills (seemed like his rreign became a tyranny).