Tale of Two Cities: Ernest Defarge

His actions, bravery, and thoughts change throughout the book; however, his loyalty does not! His loyalty is what makes him the man he is. Although he is viewed as a man in the beginning of A Tale of Two Cities; he is viewed differently toward the end. Defanged is viewed not as the husband in the relationship but as the woman. This is related to how Ernest Defanged was extremely loyal, obedient and submissive to his wife, Theresa Defanged to the point where she was able to break free from her “cocoon” of being the recessive one in the relationship and becoming the dominant spouse.

The setting of this novel is during the French Revolution, which was not only a war between the first and third state, as well as a turning point for women like Madam Defanged to speak up or to have control. Madam Defanged started off early in the book loyal to her husband and was viewed as the woman in the marriage, “Madam Defanged said nothing when her lord came in, but coughed… ” (47) This quote represents that Madam Defanged did in fact see her husband as a man of power and strength that she addressed him as “her lord. ” Defanged and Madame Defanged both disliked the first and second estate.

However, Madame Defanged had a stronger hatred toward the aristocrats due to her childhood hen they killed her family. Defanged was the one who encouraged his wife to execute the idea of having vengeance on the aristocrats. “The Chateau all the race, returned Defanged, Extermination” (229). Here Defanged first speaks about vengeance upon the aristocrats and their families. They will all perish and undergo struggle. However, all this loyalty, persuasion and ideas he gave to Madam Defanged caused her morals, values, and personality to change into the wicked, non-altruistic person she became toward the end of A Tale of Two Cities.

She may have been viewed as a harmless and delicate woman; forever, she had no problem sentencing her victims written down with her knitting tools to their death. “Defanged looking down at his wife… This prisoner, of whom I speak One Hundred and Five, North Tower” (421). This quote represents how now Madam Defanged was the one in charge, and all her husband’s loyalty made her the man in the relationship in contrast to the woman she originally was. Besides being loyal to his wife, he was also loyal to Dry. Alexander Nanette and his family.

Defanged was once Emanates servant. Due to their shared history, Deferrer’s loyalty to Nanette is stronger marred to his loyalty to others. This is why he housed Nanette and showed sympathy to him when he was in solitary confinement in the Pastille for 18 years. His Loyalty to Nanette never once changed throughout the book. Came to a point where Deferrer’s loyalty to Nanette was being tested by his wife who wanted Nanette, Lucie, and little Lucie killed because they were in relation to Overdone Charles Darn and became part of the second estate.

After Defanged, Madame Defanged, and Dry. Nanette sent Darn back to prison two hours after he was released; Madame Defanged still wanted Mandate’s Emily to suffer. “But the doctor has suffered so much” (450). This quote emphasizes how even though Overdone Charles Darn is Dry. Mandate’s son-in-law and the father of little Lucie; Deferrer’s loyalty to his once master Nanette will never change even when his wife tries to stop him. Madam Defanged notices her husband’s loyalty toward Nanette and questions his loyalty toward her. L cannot trust my husband in this matter… I dare not confide to him the details of my projects; but also I feel that if delay, there is danger of his giving warning, and then they might escape” (477). Madam Defraud comes to a point where she knows that her husband’s loyalty toward Nanette will never change and that Defanged is more loyal to Nanette than herself. Whereas, Madame Defanged had no choice but to exclude Defanged from her plans and proceed on her own. Lucie Nanette Was the “golden- haired doll” that was loved and noticed by man.

Other than her outstanding beauty of pale skin, golden hair and blue eyes she was a woman with a warm and loving heart who always put other people’s desires and needs in front of her own. That is why she was seen as ‘the light” or “lug” in Spanish which is he origin of her name “Lucie. ” Charles Darn once remarked about this by saying, “no cares and duties seemed to divide her love for him or help to him… [he] asked her ‘what is the magic secret, my darling of your being everything to all of us, as if there was only one of us, yet never seeming to be hurried, or to have too much to do? (284). Defanged; however, respected her for a different reason. “Monsieur Defanged bent down on one knee to the child of his old master, and put her hand to his lips” (49). This quote shows that Defanged was loyal to Lucie because she was Dry. Mandate’s daughter. Defanged hoped the best for Lucie and her father’s bond in the beginning of the story since he was away in the Pastille for 18 years. Although, his loyalty to Lucie was on a bridge when he found out she was married to an aristocrat, Overdone Charles Darn, the same people who Defanged and Madam Defanged wanted to get rid of.

Lucie begged Defanged and Madame Defanged to save Darn from being killed from La Guillotine. However, Defanged stayed quiet making it clear his wife decides if they would help Lucie or not. “Is that his child? ” said Madame Defanged, stopping in her work for the first time, and minting her knitting-needle at little Lucie as if it were the finger of Fate… ‘You will be good to my poor husband. You will do him no harm. You will help me to see him if you can… Your husband is not my business here,” returned Madame Defanged, looking down at her with perfect composure. It is the daughter of your father who is my business here. ” … She resumed her knitting and went out. The Vengeance followed. Defanged went last, and closed the door… “L am not thankless, I hope, but that dreadful woman seems to throw a shadow on me and on all my hopes. ” (354-357). These quotes explain how Madame Defanged and Defanged both ignored Lucre’s request upon saving Darn with disgust and poor Little Lucie was drawn into the situation due to being the Overdone Darns child. “Extermination is good doctrine, my wife,” said Defanged, rather troubled; “in general, I say nothing against it.

But this Doctor has suffered much; you have seen him to-day; you have observed his face when the paper was read I have observed his face! ” repeated Madame, contemptuously and angrily… And you have observed, my wife,” said Defanged, in a deprecatory manner, “the anguish of his daughter, which just be a dreadful anguish to him! ” (450-451). Even though Defanged showed no interest in helping Lucie at first with helping to escape her poor husband Charles he saw how his old master Nanette was being affected by Lucre’s sadness.

This Made Defanged regret not helping Lucie just because Defanged wanted to protect his old master and wanted him to be happy. This shows Deferrer’s loyalty towards Lucie and her family because she is Alexander Mandate’s daughter. Charles Darn is a handsome young man who hid his true identity from everyone except Dry. Nanette. He is the one who ran away room France because he didn’t want to be involved or have anything to do with being Overdone and his family’s inheritance.

However, his true identity caught up to him when he was informed Gable was sentenced to prison and will be killed due to Darner’s decisions and actions when he left France. In the beginning of 3. 1 “In Secret” Charles saw he had no choice but to leave for France. “Charles Darn began to perceive that for him along these country toads there was no hope of return until he should have been declared a good citizen at Paris. Whatever might befall now, he must on to his journeys end” 327). This quote shows that Charles realizes he might never return back to England, back to his family and his life with them.

He can only return if he has been declared a good citizen at France but Charles ends up being declared an “emigrant” and was sentenced to La Force with Defanged escorting him. Defanged referred to Charles as “The Emigrant Overdone. ” Darn asks for help from Defanged so he can reunite with his family. However, Defanged replied by saying “l will do… Nothing for you. My duty is to my country and the people. I am a sworn servant of both, against you. I will do nothing for you” 336). Defanged emphasizing how he will not help Darn due to Deferrer’s loyalty to France and its people.

This relates back to the French revolution mentioned earlier in this essay, whereas Darn the first estate against Defanged the third estate. Defanged made it crystal clear that he does not want to help Darn because he is in the First Estate and that Charles and the rest of the aristocrats should be consequences. Later on in book the third, Charles Darn gets released from jail; however two hours after his release he was sentenced back to jail, but this time it La Concierge instead of La Force. He gets sent back to jail because of Defanged, Madam Defanged and Nanette.