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Alice Tapsikova A Character sketch of Tellsons Bank In A Tale of Two Cities Dickens describes Tellsons Bank using the humor and satire The Tellsons Bank a type which actually existed in 1780 is described by Dickens as an old fashioned boastful small dark and ugly place with musty odourp51 His derogation with this bank is obvious through the whole description even when he relates staff as the oldest men carried on bussines gravely and when he directly says that young men taken to the tellsons bank were kept unseen like a cheese until they had the full Tellsons flavour and blue-mould upon themp53 he clearly shows his negative opinion toward this convective institution His disagreement with circumstances in the bank is reinforced by strong Satire which makes the Bank with the staff appear ridiculous in order to show how foolish wicked and incompetent they are He uses ironical even the satirical accounts as for example Tellsons wanted no elbow room Tellsons wanted no light Tellsons wanted no embellishment Noakes and Cos might or Snook Brothers might but Tellsons thank Heaven p51 or when he says Thus it had come to pass that Tellsons was the triumphant perfection of inconvenience p51 to support his critical ideas against the ignorance of a progress Using satire Dickens relieved otherwise hard and very serious story by propagation of new revolutionary thinking He actually calls people to the acceptation of progress by humor and sarcastic criticism of convective principles of synchronic society 200204
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