Calm in Storm
by Charles Dickens
Book the Third—the Track of a Storm, Part IV passage: Published in 1859, Charles Dickens’ masterpiece “A Tale of Two Cities” takes place in London and Paris during the French Revolution. This passage reflects on the most infamous symbol of the Revolution: the guillotine. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the figurative language used by Dickens and discuss the meaning of behind some of Dickens’ references.