Thursday, March 20, 2008
Lucie vs. Madame Defarge
Lucie is the beautiful, caring, devoted wife of Charles Darnay. She may be Charles Dickens' idea of the perfect woman. Madame Defarge, on the other hand, is evil incarnate. Brutal, vengeful, overbearing and sinister, she may be Charles Dickens' notion of all the very worst characteristics of humanity. Which of these two characters do you like better? Which is the most interesting? Which is the most human of the two?