How is power abused?

Doctor Manette's Letter


Begin by considering the letter itself and discuss the following questions with the class.

  • What do you imagine the letter that was hidden in the Bastille to look like, especially after so much time?
  • How do you imagine Doctor Manette wrote the letter?
  • Do you think it is realistic that Doctor Manette could have written so long a letter in that fashion?
  • Does that matter?