Discussion Questions: A Tale of Two Cities
This week we’re taking a look at A Tale of Two Cities, a Dickens novel I’m revisiting and did not fully appreciate the first time around. Click here for background on the LT Classics Challenge, and get your answers ready for the post on Thursday!
Last week, one of the questions focused on why Charles Dickens is found on more reading lists than Wilkie Collins. After reading A Tale of Two Cities, do you have a different answer for this question?
Jerry Cruncher the elder has a rather interesting relationship with his devout wife. What do you think is the real reason behind this dynamic? Is this relationship similar to others within the novel? How so?
The theme of the perfect, innocent child-woman is a prevalent one in Victorian literature. How does Lucie Manette fit this mold? What effect does this stereotyping have on the modern reader’s view of her character, and does she ever transcend this type to become more human?
I hope you’re enjoying this book as much as I am. See you Thursday!