Day 4

A Tale of Two Cities Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What do you think the significance of the title of Book the Second--"The Golden Thread"--is? How does it relate to characters and broader themes in the novel?

    In Book the Second, we see Lucie and her father build their relationship after numerous years apart, several different men fall in love with her, her marriage to Darnay and the beginning of their own family. In short, many important plot developments take place over the course of this Book and Lucie is directly or indirectly connected to virtually all of them.

    On a purely literal level, Lucie's golden blonde hair is emblematic of her magnetic beauty that attracts virtually every many she meets. Dickens uses her...

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