Book III Chapter 5 “The Wood-Sawyer ”. Title meaning: Lucie encounters a man who makes wood and taunts her about the guillotine. Plot Summary:. Lucie waits every day wondering whether or not her husband will be sent to the guillotine.
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Book IIIChapter 5 “The Wood-Sawyer”
Title meaning: Lucie encounters a man who makes wood and taunts her about the guillotine.
Simile:Dickens compares the revolutionaries to demons to illustratehow vicious and relentless they are when dancing the Carmagnole:
“There could not be fewer than five hundred people, and they were dancing like five thousand demons” (288).Foreshadowing: Three people losing their lives at the guillotine could be a sign that Darnay is next: “One. Two. Three. Three tumbrils faring away with their dread loads over the hushing snow” (290).
Repetition: This constantly repeated phrase shows the seriousness of the matter for the revolutionaries. They want all or nothing:“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.” (288)
“Lovely girls; bright women, brown-haired, black-haired, and grey; youths; stalwart men and old; gentle born and peasant born; all red wine for la Guillotine…” (285)