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In Charles Dickens Tale of Two Cities the author repeatedly foreshadows the impending revolution In Chapter Five of Book One Dickens includes the breaking of a wine cask to show a large impoverished crowd gathered in a united cause Later we find find Madame Defarge symbolically knitting what we come to find out to be the death warrants of the St Evremonde family Also after Marquis is murdered for killing the small child with his horses we come to see the theme of revenge that will become all too common The author uses vivid foreshadowing to paint a picture of civil unrest among the common people that will come to lead to the French Revolution In Chapter Five of Book One Dickens includes the breaking of a wine cask to show a large impoverished crowd gathered in a united cause At this point in the novel Lucie Mannette and Mr Lorry had just arrived in Paris to find Lucies father The author appears to get off of the subject to describe the breaking of the wine cask This however is much more significant than it would first appear Outside of a wine-shop a wine cask is broken in the street Many people rush around the puddle on the ground trying to scoop it up and drink as much as they can Dickens describes the rush to the spilled wine by saying The people within reach had suspended their business or their idleness to run to the spot and drink the wine some men kneeled down made scoops with their two hands joined and sippedDickens 27 This goes to show how desperate the people are The quote also infers that many people are unemployed As a joke a man writes the word BLOOD on a wall next to where the cask broke open This foreshadows the violence of the unruly mobs later in the novel This scene points out how impoverished the people of
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