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Tale of Two Cities Hypertext 2
English 2 Honors

1. What are the conditions in England in 1775?

There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England. It was a good time, better than France.

2. What event does Dickens refer to in messages from a "congress of British subjects in America?"

In this quote Dickens refers to the Declaration of independence.

3. What are the conditions in France in 1775?

The conditions in France in 1775 were the worst times for the people in the jail because, they were getting killed for no apparently reason. t was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

4. What are the resemblances between England and France in 1775?

The resemblances between England and France were that these both countries had harsh punishments for their people and also that they emphasized a lot in religion.

5. Who were the rulers of England and France in 1775?

In England, the monarchs are George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In France, the rulers are Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

6. What comment does Dickens make about his own time, the time of the writing?

Dickens writing time was the same as that time and both of the monarchs enforced whatever they wanted because they had total control all over the people even if what they said did not make sense. "In short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only".