A Tale of Two Cities

8. What hidden function does Madame DeFarge’s constant knitting serve? In what ways does it affect the life of Charles Darnay?


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Madame DeFarge is secretly knitting her stitches to register of the names intended victims in the French Revolution. Because of Darnay's association with the Evremonde family, we know that she would take special interest in the killing of Darney and his wife.