Pity and Pride: Reading Question for A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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December 06, 2010
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9. Late in the novel, Carton is described as showing both pity and pride (page 332). Until this point in the novel, "pride" is a word we have not seen associated with Carton, who is full of mostly suppressed regret and anguish over his wasted life. What is Carton proud of, and do others see it? Do you think Dickens intends to convey that others see his pride?