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Madame Defarge and the Fates. Entry #36. Who were the Fates?. The Fates were Greek goddesses who were in charge of the birth, life, and death of all people. One goddess spun the thread of life, another measured it, and the third cut it. . Madame Defarge and the Fates?.

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Madame defarge and the fates

Madame Defarge and the Fates

Entry #36


Who were the fates

Who were the Fates?

  • The Fates were Greek goddesses who were in charge of the birth, life, and death of all people. One goddess spun the thread of life, another measured it, and the third cut it.


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Madame Defarge and the Fates?

  • Dickens often uses the character of Madame Defarge to represent fate and to deny the idea that individuals’ choices can make a difference in life. Her knitting links her to the three Fates of Greek mythology.


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Madame Defarge and the Fates?

Assignment:

  • Examine the dialogue and descriptions of Madame Defarge in Chapters 15 and 16 of this section. Look for her attitudes about revenge/ fate of the nobility, and time.


What is madame defarge s attitude about

What is Madame Defarge’s attitude about

*Provide textual evidence (2 CDs) to support your ideas.


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