What is loyalty?

Character Loyalty Rankings

Work Time

Join a small group as directed, and decide on roles that each of you will play in the work: Leader, Timekeeper, Note Taker and Reporter. Then do the following.

  • Consider as many individuals as you can from two main groups: Lucie and Darnay and their extended family, and Madame and Monsieur Defarge and the Revolutionaries, and examine ways these characters have been loyal or disloyal.
  • Determine to whom or what each has exhibited loyalty or disloyalty. Record your ideas for each character on the Loyalty chart.
  • Then rank each character on a “Loyalty Scale” from 1 to 10 depending on their behavior.

When prompted, return to the whole class and share your evaluations and your rankings.