Monseigneur Small Group Work
There is another character you might find “infuriating.” Join a small group as directed and designate roles for the work in the group. Read aloud the opening two to four paragraphs of Chapter 7, highlighting sections that characterize the other Monseigneur (the one who lives in town). Then respond to the following questions.
- Using specific words and phrases from these paragraphs to explain your interpretation, explain what Dickens seems to think of the Monseigneur with the chocolate.
- How might the Monseigneur with his chocolate and the other nobles who govern France signal injustice?
- How is the chocolate a symbol here?
- At the end of the fourth paragraph, there is a Biblical allusion. How does the use of religious language help Dickens establish the character of this noble?