Madame Defarge plans to watch the execution of Darnay and tells her lieutenant, "Take you my knitting … and have it ready for me in my usual seat. Keep me my usual chair."
Why is this statement ironic?
Madame Defarge doesn't realize that it is Carton who is executed instead of Darnay.
Madame Defarge's knitting is lost in the chaos, and she misses the execution of Carton.
Madame Defarge is killed by her own gun before Darnay escapes with Carton's help.
Madame Defarge suffers a gunshot wound and cannot make it to the execution in time.