Question: Is A Tale of Two Cities a true story?

A Tale of Two Cities is not a real story because the specifics of the plot are not based on real events or people. However, the story is based on real historical events, such as the French Revolution.

Is a tale of two cities fiction or nonfiction?

A Tale of Two Cities is one of only two works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens (the other being Barnaby Rudge). In his book A Tale of Two Cities, based on the French Revolution, we see that he really could not write a tale of two cities.

Was Madame Defarge a real person?

Madame Thérèse Defarge is a fictional character in the 1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Some historians have suggested that Dickens based Defarge on Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Mericourt, a revolutionary who played a key role in street demonstrations.

What event is a tale of two cities based on?

A Tale of Two Cities takes place in the years 1775-1792, leading up to and during the French Revolution. As a work of historical fiction, the book incorporates historical events from the Revolution, including the Storming of the Bastille and the September Massacres.

What is Madame Defarges secret?

Madame Defarge reveals that she is the younger sister of the peasant woman who was raped by the Evrémondes and demands vengeance for the murder of her entire family.

What is ironic about Madame Defarges death?

Madame Defarges death is ironic since it is the result of her own aggression. While her anger against the abuses of the aristocracy are justified, her bloodlust comes to include innocents like Lucie and even Lucies own child.

Why did Madame Defarge give a little cough?

She represents one aspect of the Fates. The Moirai (the Fates as represented in Greek mythology) used yarn to measure out the life of a man, and cut it to end it; Defarge knits, and her knitting secretly encodes the names of people to be killed.

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