A Tale of Two Cities
In Book II, Chapter 16 of A Tale of Two Cities, “Still Knitting” Charles Dickens uses a lot of foreshadowing, so we get little pieces of the puzzles that he creates. He also uses foreshadowing to convey his attitude toward, and heighten the suspense regarding, the coming revolution.
Charles Dickens looks at the the revolution as a darkness to soon encounter the women. He knows that there are people supporting the revolution. The people at the time probably didn’t see how big the revolution could possibly be. Madame Defarge and Monsieur Defarge knew it was going to be big, but they could not comprehend how big the revolution could possibly become. Everything that relates to the revolution is compared or connected to darkness and evil in the novel. Charles Dickens compares the revolution to a be potent. “When the military drums should be beating to drown a wretched voice , that night all potent as the voice of Power and Plenty, Freedom and Life.” Charles Dickens refers to the military, which hints at how the military will soon be involved. Charles Dickens is saying that since everybody is angry and in poverty, so the military should be trying to stop the situation since everybody already knows that there is a revolution to come.
Charles Dickens has all of these puzzle pieces that we have to put together and he also puts a lot of use into foreshadowing as well. The foreshadowing heightens the suspense of the book. Charles Dickens compares the revolution to darkness by saying, “ Darkness encompassed them. Another darkness was closing in as surely,...