* CONTAINS SPOILERS
Still reading the book, still feeling blasé about it.
What’s up Doc?
Mr. Lorry discovers Manette is starting to behave strangely again and he confronts the Doctor, but they speak indirectly about the relapse. Manette reveals that he has suffered from trauma and when he goes away, Lorry and Miss Pross destroy the blacksmith bench and tools.
Truthfully, I don’t care about this storyline at all.
Sydney, stop talking (for real)
Once again, Sydney tries to share his feelings, but this time with Charles Darnay. Sydney apologies profusely and hopes that his behaviour won’t affect their friendship. Charles seems baffled (as was I, since Dickens never provided us with any insight into their relationship), but tells him not to worry. He is later rewarded for his kindness by getting an earful from his wife, Lucie. Instead of going WTF?, he just ingratiates himself.
What Would Madame Defarge Knit?
Shoot, the Defarges were the most interesting characters in the book, but it turns out they are bloodthirsty revolutionaries. So I guess there really is no one to cheer for in this book … As a side note, I discovered there is a website and book called What Would Madame Defarge Knit? How about a little red cap for the good Citizens of France?
What were you thinking?
So far I haven’t been very impressed by Lucie Manette and now things have really soured for me since she made the brilliant decision to bring her child and loyal helper, Miss Pross, to the middle of the bloody revolution. Lucie, vous êtes stupide!
Hands up. Is anyone else looking forward to the end of this book?