A Tale of Two Cities

'In the name of that sharp,newly-born female,La Guillotine,why did you come to France?"

How do these words reveal the speaker's feeling of inner conflict towards the one addressed.

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Defarge has mixed feeling about Darnay. It isn't understood why he would return to France from England when his life hung in the balance. Darnay's family and those of his class were the targets of the French peasantry, and a visit to "La Guillotine" was their gift to those they believed had oppressed them. Darnay, although innocent of the crimes of his uncle, was none-the-less, a part of the family.