Theme Analysis

Other Sacrifices

Work Time

Carton is making the ultimate sacrifice. Yet consider the sacrifices others make in these final chapters. In a small group, discuss the following.

  • What is the sacrifice of the seamstress?
  • Turn to the passage in which she talks about the revolution from, "Brave and generous friend,” to “Is the moment come?”
  • Do you find her comments heroic or foolish? Do you think Dickens believes she is sacrificing for the future of France?
  • What is Miss Pross’s sacrifice?
  • Does she seem at all foolish? How heroic is she?