The five points listed below conclude what I think of Mme.Defarge:- Mme. Defarge is a team player and treats each gender equally: “To me, women!" cried madame his wife. "What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!"(Dickens 207)- She is a key member in the Jacobins movement. Mme. Defarge knits the registry of the nobles who will be murdered by the revolutionaries: ‘…where they were to sit knitting, knitting, counting dropping heads.’(Dickens 179) - Mme. Defarge is a ruthless leader among the many women in Paris: ‘…with her cruel knife--long ready--hewed off his head.’(Dickens 211)- Mme. Defarge is a supportive wife because she fully supports all of her husband’s decisions, but I think in Book Three she will take his revolutionary ideas to the next level. - The main trait of Madame Defarge in my opinion is her need for vengeance towards the French aristocracy.
1. she called and led the women into fighting I belive that this shows that she was an agressive person who beli8ved that women should play abigger part in society. It is also intresting to note that she is running Mr.Defarges store from behind the scenes. SHe tends to take charge even when people do not notice it.2 she is always watchingMadame Defarge saw all the things that took place in france at the time and she frequetly hides this behind her constant knitting. When talking to Defarge on page 171 it is shown that she analyzes what she does see and then comments on it in private. I belive that this shows that she has the independant mind frame and can think for herself.3 she is willing to waitMadame Defarge seperates herself from the other characters of the book by her own patience. She does not speak out her mind until the time is right and is always prepared for that right time. She understands that anythig good is worth waiting for and expresses this to her husband.4. CunningMadame is a character of great cunning due to her ability to play at Defarges emotions. In this regard she is similar to Lady Macbeth. She talked in a manner that persuaded Mr.Defarge to do what she wanted. The intresting thing to note is that in this case it seems that Madame Defarge has a moral guide of sorts where as Lady Defarge did not.5.HopefulMadeame Defage displayed while speaking with Mr.Defarge that there is a hope in the strugle they had even if results were not yielded in a lifetime. She belived that what she did would eventually contribute to something bigger. In this case and situation we can learn from Madame Defarge a lesson. Although things don't happen right away they will happen eventually.TO conclude Miss you said that Lady Macbeth and Madame Defarge are similar. I don't belive this to be the case. Although they can play on the emotions of their husbands I belive that that is the only thing they have in common. Madame Defarge appears to have moral and would be somewhat of a good role model so far in this book. Perhaps later i will have changed my mind.
- She has secretly been stitching the names of all those the revolutionaries will aim to kill- Madame Defarge is a loving wife and does stand by whatever her husband wants, but at the end of the book, she forces him to accuse the Manette family of being spies- She's power hungry, she is ready to turn anybody and everybody who she thinks is suspicious in - She was the long lost sister of the woman that was killed by Darnay's uncle and father. And so she is now vengeful against Lucie Manette and her family- Her and Mr. Defarge lead the Storming of Bastille
I think 5 of the things I found most interesting about Madame Defarge was her ability to manipulate others, her patience, her keen observation skills, her need for revenge, and her power.She plays an intergral part of the revolution. When her husband gets impatient and wants the revoluion to begin sooner, she talks to him and changes his mind. She explains how althought a flash of lightening takes only a second, it takes much more time to built up for the strike.Her time devoted to the tedious task of knitting is a strong example of her patience. She slowly knitted the names off all the nobles who must die over the course of the revolution. All the time she spent knitting was also an opportunity for her to observe the interactions of the "Jacques" within the wine shop. She is aware of all the going on within their neighbourhood and within the enlightenment. The time she devoted to listing all of the names of individuals who were going to die also shows her need for revenge. A normal individual would likely feel some remorse or sadness for all the people who were to be killed. Madame Defarge has shown none. She has organized the death of hundreds of individuals in response to a personal attack. This brings me to my final observation, Madame Defarge excecutes alot of power, both in the Jacobin movement, and over her husband. She has shown herself to be an integral part of the revolution.
5 Things Mme Defarge has done:1) Led the Revolutionaries to meet Foulon2) Cut off the Governor's head at the Bastille. This shows that Mme Defarge is not as innocent as she seems, and that she is actually quite strong.3) Madame Defarge & her husband led the mob in the storming of the Bastille, proving that she is determined & emotionally strong.4) Madame Defarge (though it's already been said) knitting the names of all the people she & the other revolutionaries are going to kill. This proves that she is very cunning & sly, because she knows how to do things while still coming off as an innocent lady who likes to knit, when in reality she is plotting to kill people.5) Turning people whom she does not trust in to the authorities proves she is vengeful - people have done her wrong throughout her years, and now anyone and everyone must pay.
5 things that intrigued me/revealed Mme. Defarge's true character are:1. Her equality towards women, showing that she is a leader, and as Renee stated, a team player. Mme. Defarge is a silent leader."What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!"(Dickens 207)2. Mme. Defarge is very observant. She is always present but "sees nothing". For example, when she is knitting in the wine shop, she is able to observe without being noticed. This also leads to the fact that she can keep control of her emotions, as she seems to have no reaction to the conversation.3. She is also full of revenge, and has a vendetta against those who were to die. She has no remorse, sorrow or sympathy for those who are soon to be killed.4. She is patient and reliable, as she stands by her husband. Mme. Defarge supports her husband, and is able to follow orders.5. Mme. Defarge has a key role in storming the Bastille. This also shows that Mme. Defarge is fearless, and has hope.In summary, Mme. Defarge is powerful, observant, patient, reliable character, filled with revenge as well as justice.
Mme. Defarge is a woman that represents many things. She represents patience, hope, determination and power. She is a very strong woman who is observant and inflencial.Five things that intrigues me and revealed her true character to me are:1. She and her husband lead in the storming of the Barstille. This shows her strength and power.2. She doesn't care who are soon going to be killed in the upcoming revolution.3. She is very observant. When she is knitting in the wine shop and was very aware of the situation around her and what is being planned.4.(this has been said many times) She believes in the equality of women and to me this shows hope and determination. 5. She is very violent and does not care what she does and shows no remorse. For example when she cut off the Governor's head at the bastille.
1. What really struck me was how Mme Defarge changed from a seemingly passive personality to a blood thursty villain. To me, this symbolises the France that was awakened and became the French Revolution.2. I took note of the fact that Mme. Defarge is a strong leader. She makes a decision and she follows through with it. For instance her part in taking down the Bastille. She leads the women into the confrontation without a doubt to them succeeding and with her aid they do so.3. Mme. Defarge is honourable also. She demonstrates this by standing behind her husband and doing everything that she can to aid the revolution and stop the maltreatment of her fellow people.4. Another trait that I have found in Mme. Defarge is that she is vicious. She has a thurst for revenge and she wants it to be paid in blood. She demonstrates this through the countless people she wants killed.5. Mme. Defarge's action of stitching the names of the people they intend to kill really caught me by surprise. The action of stitching seems synonymous with good and pure, an action that you could see a harmless grandmother doing. Then Mme. Defarge uses it as an aid to commit multiple murders.
K so it happened again but anywaysMme. Defarge is a very interesting character- She is a very strong women. This is shown when she looks The Marquis straight in the eyes when no one else is willing to look at him- She is a leading force in the Revolution. She, along wiht her husband lead the mob to attack the Bastille.- She is creating a registry for the Jacobins on who they want killed. She is the only person that knows how to read the patterns she created in knitting, therefore she is very trusted among fellow "Jacques".- She is a very violent character. THis is shown when she ruthlessly cuts off the head of the govenor who defended the Bastille.- Her revenge towards the two higher castes was very shocking. She was willing to do anything to get revenge on them. Her form of revenge was to get blood.Mme. Defarge is a very interesting character that i believe will play a very important role in the outcome of the book.
Five things about Mme. Defarge which I found intriguing are:-How aware she is of everything that is going on around her, nothing gets past her, so she is a great source of information.-She seems to be the real force behind the Jacobins. When she spoke to her husband about the time it takes for vengence to build up before it is finally released, she is convincing him everything is worth it. She keeps her husband going in the fight, no doubt she had a role in starting the fight in the first place.-She has some grudge of her own. Again, when she is talking about vengence, there seems to be a very personal aspect to it, as though she has her own motives for encouraging the Revolution.-Although it has been mentioned before, I really did find the fact that her knitting was a code regarding who would be killed a complete shock. I had assumed the knitting was something to make Mme. Defarge look busy while she was really observing people, but instead it is part of her observation. It stunned me.-Mme. Defarge's determination and ruthlessness really took me by surprise as well. Although it was clear that she was very involved in the Jacobins movement, I would have thought that she was simply the brains of the operation, rather than someone who would kill as well. Her complete lack of remorse for any of the violent acts she commits surprises me, although, I wonder if perhaps, like Lady Macbeth, whom she has been compared to, if she will feel guilty for her role in the deaths of innocent people.
Mme. Defarge is, as her husband says, a "frightfully grand woman." I was completely flabbergasted when her humble and quiet character took an enormous turn. First, she appears as a quiet, knitting, and aware woman, who would know everything about everyone. As Megan said, she would be a great source for information on the latest gossip and news. Afterwords, the reader finds themselves reading about her leading a group in the Revolution and beheading the governor who had defended the Bastille. She feels no remorse or for wrong, no need to atone, or make amends.She does not feel that women are above men but rather as equal as them."What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!"(Dickens 207).She has the qualities of a leader. She uses emotional and inspiring oratories to provoke the people in the Revolution to take action and push their strength to the limit.She is bursting with revenge and does not care to show it. Her vendetta against those listed in her register is shown during the Bastille scene.Overall, I believe she is the kind of person who will do anything to get her vengeance, even if it costs her her life.
5 Traits of Mme. Defarge that have been revealed through her actions are:1.)The storming of the Bastille was lead by her and her husband. This shows her power and authority.2.)She shows she is ruthless because she doesn’t care about what happens to anyone else during the revolution3.)Her violent side is revealed when she decapitates the Governor during the storming of Bastille4.)She is devious in the way she signals to the Jacques and Mr. Defarge to be quiet. And also she shows this when she knits the names of the people to kill. 5.)Her thirst for revenge is very evident because she is willing to do anything to get back at somebody, even if that means killing them.
By the end of book two we begin to see Mme. Defarges true colors. Thoughout the whole novel she has seemed quiet, patient, and coniving. She seems to take in much of what is going on around her, although she pretends to always keep her eyes on her knitting. 5 things that I noticed about her are:1. She is quick to judge.Mme. Defarge when she meets the spy, John Barsad, immediately puts his name on her knitting register, only after a few phrases have been echanged. Also, when she meets Lucie she seems very cold towards her, despite Lucies efforts to be kind and welcoming. 2. She can hold a grudge.She despises the nobility. We are unsure of why this is so, so we merely say that it is because of the power that they abuse and how they make the people suffer. We see that is she despises them when she throws the coin into the Marquis carriage.3. She is in charge of the situation.She seems to be the brains behind the whole operation of the wine shop. Although Mr. Defarge sets up meetings and is the leader of the group, he is always looking towards his wife for signals and ideas. 4. She is a menacing, vengeful character. We truly see how opressed her anger and wrath was when we read of the way she brutally chops off a nobles head in the battle of the Bastille and proudly mounts it on a pike. 5. She may have an ulterior motive for wanting the fall of the nobles. She especially declares that all of the Evrémonde family must die and that she will be satisfied if they are at least killed. It is one of the first names ever put into the register. Maybe something happened with them? Or she just believes that that family is one of the worst families in the nobility in terms of corrupted power goes.I suppose we will see later what Mme. Defarges deal is. To me she seems coniving and sneaky, with opressed anger and a hidden agenda. I hope we see more of her in the third book, and that we will see her downfall as the antagonist.
Five points I found intriguing about Madame Dafarge are...-Madame Dafarge is a very deceptive and sneaky character. Although she always seemed to be occupied and not paying attention, she was truly listening at all times. Her knitting was used to mislead other to make them think she was uninterested in what was happening when she really used her knitting as a way to record information.-Madame Defarge is a ruthless character who has no sympathy for others. This is proven when she cuts off another’s head.-She is thirsty for revenge. Although it was only the two brothers of the Evremonde family which killed her father, brother, and sister, she wished to exterminate the whole family. She will not stop striving forward with her goal at any cause and is a tyrant.-As many have said before, she leads the storming of the Bastille along with her husband Mr. Defarge. This proves that she is a very dominant character and that she has the capability to be a great leader. Although her husband is the primary leader, she leads from background.-Madame Defarge is everywhere. Although she is always described as present, she is always lurking in the background. For example, when she passes Lucie outside the La Force.
The five characteristics or actions I found interesting in her is :1. She is patient. As she says her self, "It does not take a long time to strike a man with lightning" "How Long, does it take to make and store the lightning? Tell me." (172). This shows that she is willing to wait however long to get what she wants. 2. Her knitting is the calm before the storm. It is quite obvious that knitting is a relaxing past time for some. But this hobby is a deadly weapon as she registers the names of all the aristocrats for execution when the Revolution is in effect.3. She is a ruthless killer. Though she is seen knitting throughout the first and second books, she finally shows her true colors as she brutally beheads the governor of the Bastille.4. Because she is patient and ruthless, she proves to be a great leader in the Revolution. Even greater than her husband. She is the portrayed as the mastermind behind the executions of all the aristocrats.5.She most represented,metaphorically, the French Revolution. Her passive knitting symbolizes the calm before the storm of the French Revolution and her ruthlessness symbolized the brutality of the French Revolution.
Mme. Defarge who seemed to be a very passive and unimportant character turned out to be one of the most intriguing. Five things I noticed about Mme. Defarge are:1. She is the brains behind the Revolution. She plans where to meet. She writes down the names of people to kill, she decides when to begin and she leads the storming of Bastille. I feel as though she is the brains and thought behind the revolution and her husband is the person who puts her plans to action and follows her instructions.2. Mme. Defarge is a strong woman who goes through with what she believes in. We see that she is strong when she cuts off the Governors’ head. It is also demonstrated that she is strong because she can be a leader. She led the women into joining the fight. 3. Mme. Defarge will do anything for revenge or in other words blood - thirsty. Mme. Defarge is willing to go through many lives until she gets revenge. She does not have compassion for those who died and only want more dead. Her emotions and heart are completely overshadowed by her craving for revenge. 4. We also see that Mme. Defarge can definately be deceiving. She knitted throughout the book and acted as though she wasn't paying attention. When to our surprise she knew everything that was going on and she was recording people to kill while knitting. 5. And finally we see that Mme Defarge, like many others have said, is patient. She is patient in waiting for the right time to strike and the write time to convict people of their crimes. She is completely bloodthirsty but knows how to wait patiently and control her thirst for revenge.
Mme Defarge starts out as a seemingly quiet, controlled character but clearly there is more to her than at first glance. She is disturbed and heart broken by what happened to her family and wants revenge. The Evrémondes were responsible for killing her family, and she despised the nobles for it. Although we are led to believe that Mr. Defarge is the leader of the Jacobins, it is really Mme Defarge that is quietly leading the revolution. Five examples that revealed her true character are-When she was first introduced to us, she is sitting at the back of the wine shop knitting. We learn throughout the book that her knitting was actually a ‘registry’, or a list of people she thought should be killed as a part of the revolution. This demonstrates her deep rooted anger towards those she felt had wronged her in some way.- "It does not take a long time," said madame, "for an earthquake to swallow a town. Eh well! Tell me how long it takes to prepare the earthquake?" "But when it is ready, it takes place, and grinds to pieces everything before it. In the meantime, it is always preparing, though it is not seen or heard.”(172 Dickens)This demonstrated her willingness to bide her time and to prepare for the coming revolution, because when it does come it will be quick and full of destruction, but she knows that the revolution will take time to build up enough momentum to carry it through.-It was truly Madame Defarge who lead the storming of Bastille she was the brute force and motivation behind the entire plot.”’ To me, women!’ cried madame his wife. "What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!" And to her, with a shrill thirsty cry, trooping women variously armed, but all armed alike in hunger and revenge.” (207 Dickens) This demonstrated her willingness to do whatever it took and to take part in the revolution, including killing in the name of the Jacobins.- Mrs Defarges true nature is displayed, when after the storming of Bastille she further shows her unsympathetic ways and violence towards others when the officer dies, she takes the extreme step and needlessly beheads him. Dickens illustrates this when Mme Defarge “suddenly animated, she put her foot upon his neck, and with her cruel knife--long ready--hewed off his head.” (211 Dickens)-Wanting to kill all the Evrérmondes and go so far as to kill Mr. Manette, Lucie and Little Lucie. She turns on Lucie and at the end of the book, commits the Manette’s faces to memory so that she can add them to her heinous list. She shows her irrational hatred of everything and anyone tied to the Evrémonde family and wants all of them to be exterminated. "I care nothing for this Doctor, I. He may wear his head or lose it, for any interest I have in him; it is all one to me. But, the Evrémonde people are to be exterminated, and the wife and child must follow the husband and father." (347 Dickens)
Five points that I found intriguing about Mme. Defarge are... - Although she seems passive and calm, she really is quite aggressive, tough, and harsh, and this is shown especially during the storming of the Bastille. - Earlier in the book, Mme. Defarge was always seen as quiet and knitting, and "saw nothing." We later find out that while she is "quietly knitting" she is really making a registry of people to kill, proving that she really saw everything, contrary to what we believed in the beginning.- Mme. Defarge is truly one of the leaders of the French Revolution and has very assertive thoughts on what the outcome of the revolution will be. She and her husband lead the peasants in the storming of the Bastille and ultimately the start of the French Revolution!- For being a big role in the French Revolution, one would think Mme. Defarge would be very uptight and worried, but she is actually the opposite of this. She is very patient and calm, as shown when her and her husband talk about the lightning and earthquake analogies- that they take a while to build up but strike quickly, just like the French Revolution.- Mme. Defarge shows that women can do anything men can do, which was not always believed in this time. During the storming of the Bastille, Mme. Defarge leads the women and encourages them to believe they are equal to the men and can do the same stuff as they are doing. Mme. Defarge is a strong, bold woman.
My thoughts on Mme. Defarge are:1. Mme. Defarge has surpressed a lot of anger over the years and it will now finally be released, in a violent way, during the French Revolution. We get a glimpse of this during the storming of the Bastille when she cuts off a mans head.2. She is a very powerful woman with alot of influence, but has been hidng behind her husband until this point. Now that the Revolution has started she is taking a more prominent role. this is proven when she is the leader of a group of women during the storming of the Bastille.3. She is a very intelligent woman. She remembers the faces of everyone that is to be killed and knits it to keep a record.4. She has a lot of hate for the nobility, that has been building up her entire life. She is desperate to take revenge, which is shown when she insists that Charles darnay will be killed if he ever steps foot in France, even though he is the son-in-law of lne of the heroes of the revolution, Dr. Manette.5. She is also a little, if not completely, crazy. She is obsessed with killing and sees it as the only option.
5 things that have intrigued me and portrayed Mme.Defarge's character during the second book are...-That she truly does see everything that goes on around her. This is shown by her knitting and how it is actually a register for the people that are to be killed during the revolution. She is very aware and always paying close attention to those around her.-She is a main leader towards the French Revolution. Her and M.Defarge lead everyone to the Bastille Prison. She mainly lead the woman and said that they were all equal and could do the same job. This shows how courageous and influential she is in her new role as a leader of the French Revolution.-She is very passionate when it comes to what she believes in. As we know by the end of the book, her family was torn apart by the Evremonds and she wants all of them killed. She is so passionate about getting vengeance that she will not even let Darnay live even though he is not like his uncle and is apart of a family that is for the revolution. -She is very brave and vulgar with her actions. When it comes to the dirty work she isn't afraid to get her hands dirty like chopping off the Governor's head at the Bastille. As a woman during that time it is very interesting to see her taking charge and doing things that most men were probably scared to do.-She is a very patient yet determined character for even though M.Defarge doubts that the French Revolution will occur in their time she never worries about it and compares the wait to that of a storm for it takes a while to build up but once it starts nothing can hold it back. She seems to have a good sense of what is to come and doesn't mind waiting for it because she is determined that in the one way or another vengeance will be payed.
My thoughts about Mme Defarge:-When we think of someone knitting, we usually tend to think of our grandma, however, Mme Defarge appears as the total opposite of a sweet, old lady knitting something with her loving grandchildren in mind. Mme Defarge uses her knitting as a form of keeping track of people she despises. In a sense her knitting is like her ' hit list' . - I find that Mme Defarge appears as a very revengeful person because she has been seen knitting throughout the whole book and this shows that she is not likely to forget any situation when someone has wronged her because she records all the names in her knitting. - Mme Defarge has proven herself to be a very strategic member of the Revolutionaries because we know that she has a large role in the Revolution and for her to not have demonstrated her want and desire to seek revenge too early, shows that she knows when and where she wants to come forth with her attack. Like many have said, she is patient and her patience has really helped her blind side everyone that has ever oppressed her, thus making her attack more effective. - I was really intrigued to see the raw nature of Mme Defarge during the storming of the Bastille. I could not believe that she cut a man's head off! It shocked me because I pictured her as a woman full of hate and disgust for nobility and that her knitting was a form of coping with her emotions. But for her to have taken a man's head off, demonstrates that there is more to Mme Defarge than I could have initially thought. - Mme Defarge definitely proved that women should not be underestimated that they should not seem inferiour to the forceful caliber of a man. “To me, women!" cried madame his wife. "What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!"(207)
Mme. Defarge seems to only be a side character in the novel, until we learn more about the role that she plays in the end of the second book. Five things that I found interesting about Mme. Defarge are:- This has been said many times, but I truly found the knitting that she partakes in to be very interesting. This shows that she is creative in the sense that she registers people into her knitting for the Jacobins to kill.-Mme. Defarge is determined as she and her husband lead everyone to the storming of the Bastille.-Mme. Defarge is a secretive character when she place the red rose into her headdress. She does this to clarify that someone new has come into the wine shop, stopping everyone from talking. -A number of times in the novel Mme. Defarge demonstrate a violent side of herself. This is shown when she cuts the Governors head off. Also through her knitting she shows violence by registering people who they aim to kill. -Lastly Mme. Defarge is emotionless because she does not show remorse or sympathy to those who she plans, or who has already killed.
-she seems like a very minor character in the beginning as she knits while she witnesses people of the second estate treating the third estate badly -her knitting is actually a way of recording the the name of nobles she wants to kill -Mme Defarge turns out to be all the brains behind the revolution; her husband and the five Jacques do the dirty work -The main cause of hear extreme hatred towards the Evremondes is from when Evremonde brothers brutally beat and killed her family. She even wants to go as far as to kill Lucie and little Lucie so she can completely exterminate the Evremondes -Miss Pross and Mme. Defarge fight each other; Dickens illustrates how love (Ms.Pross) is stronger than hate (Mme.Defarge) as Mme.Defarge is defeated by the shot of her own gun
1. Mme Defarge knits the names of nobles that she wants killed. She has a good memory because she remembers the faces of the people that have been killed, or that she wants killed. 2. At the end of the book, love is stronger then hate, love represents Ms. Pross and hate represents Mme.Defarge. When they faught, love beat hate.3. Mme Defarge is a very sneaky and secretive character, she is sneaky because when ever someone new enters the wine shop she puts a rose in her hair to tell people not to speak.4. I beleive she doesn't have a consience, she had no trouble be-heading a man while storming Bastille and I feel she had no remourse for doing so.5. She absolutely hates the nobility, and when it comes to them, killing is the only option. This shows she is a very violent woman and kind of a little phsyco.
1) She is familiarly emasculating. This is so familiar because we saw emasculation in Lady Macbeth when we read Shakespeare's classic.2) She has absolutely no sense of regret after beheading a man. Weird to say the least.3) She knits the names of nobles she wants to kill. This shows signs of possibly being a psychopath.4)I believe the way people acted through the French Revolution is summarized in Mme. Defarge's character. Everything we learned about the corruption of the third estate after the beginning of the Revolution is demonstrated through her.5)She is very aware of any situation that overcomes her. Therefore, her plans are executed perfectly.
Here are some quotes that I found interesting: “What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!” (207). My perception of Madame Defrage changed from thinking her to be quiet and always knitting, to remorseless and vicious since she was preparing to lead the women to storm the Bastille alongside M.Defrage.I believe that Madame Defrage is portrayed almost as masculine now, as she kills alongside the men and even her descriptions make her seem barbaric. I found it surprising being portrayed in this way, (her description) they still call her Madame. “He dropped dead under it, that, suddenly animated, she put her foot upon his neck, and with her cruel knife-long ready-hewed off his head” (211). Madame Defrage chopped off a person’s head without fear or disdain. I thought the line “her cruel knife-long ready” was significant because she had been waiting to do this for a long time, meaning all this time she was knitting, hatred was building up. This, again, was surprising because Madame Defrage was first portrayed as always knitting and observing from afar so her true violent self never came to your mind.“Madame Defrage wore no rose in her head, for the great brotherhood of Spies had become, even in one short week, extremely caring of trusting themselves to the saint’s mercies” (212). This means that there “club” is beginning to become exposed since wearing the rose signified that there club was a secret meaning it is the beginning of the French Revolution.
Mme. Defarge has been a very confusing, interesting character in the novel so far. Five things that she has said or done that I have found particularly intriguing are as follows:1. She is very patient and reliable towards her husband. She stands by him regardless of the situation and is able to support him and follow his orders even if she disagrees with what he is asking of her.2. She is able to observe many situations without being noticed. For example, while she was knitting in the wine shop she was paying attention to the conversation that was taking place without drawing attention to herself.3. She is very sly as she has been stitching the names of everyone that the revolutionaries will aim to kill. Her knitting comes across as harmless and innocent when she is really using it as way to record information.4. She is violent and shows no remorse. This is demonstrated when she quickly cuts off the head of the governor who was defending the Bastille.5. She is strong. This is shown when she and her husband lead the storming of the Bastille.
Five things that are intriguing about Madame Defage:-She is stitching the names of the people she is planning to kill with her knitting! What is this?! I always thought knitting was supposed to be a nice thing! She's crazy! In a very sneaky way she is hiding her ruthlessness and bloodthirst.-I like how with Madame Defarge, there isn't any gender discrimination. She is also ready to stand up for women and their rights. Though she stands up for women, she is also very supportive of her husband. -She was the one who removed the Governer's head! Turns out that her knitting was just a cover for her vicious and sort of barbarous personality and ideas.-How she is EXTREMELY observant of her surroundings at all times. She always knew what was happening and what was going to happen. And the best part of all, know one knew or suspected she knew. Until a little later of course.-Whether she really wants the revolution badly or just revenge or if she's just out for blood. The fact that she feels no remorse and doen;t feel like she is doing anything worng is conflicting. It really isn't clear for a while what her real intentions are. For her? For revenge? Or for the future of the country?
Most of my thoughts on Madame Defarge have been discussed already, but i will list the five that I found the most intriguing.1. Madame Defarge is remorseless in the bloodshed of the Revolution, especially shown when she herself cut a man's head off.2. She is extremely sneaky. She is able to observe things occurring around her and record them in her knitting without being noticed.3. She has a very good memory, which is evident when she commits to memory peoples faces of who she records in her knitting.4. She shows determination when she and her husband plan the storming of the Bastille.5. She shows extreme hatred towards the nobility, hoping for nothing but death for them.
Here are my five points on Madame Defarge:-What stands out the most about Mme. Defarge is her hatred towards the higher estates, this is something she makes known through her words and actions throughout the entire novel. This hatred is warranted however, and she would do anything to avenge her family.-Mme. Defarge is a fiesty woman, to say the least, and she believes that women should join in the fighting. In the novel, she rallied her troups and encouraged other women to not leave the dirty work cmpletely to the men. -She also proves to be a very sly woman; it was often repeated that she was always quietly watching, and paying close attention to whatever it was that was going on around her.-Madame Defarge is a vicious, ruthless woman. She is far from feminine, and as Ms. O pointed out, has traits which are very reminiscent of Lady Macbeth. This was especially obvious when she emasculated M. Defarge. -This probably could have gone in with my previous point, but I felt it desrved its own... she killed the governer herself! She's a complete lunatic.
At the end of book two, Mme. Defarge’s true personality shines. She is confusing yet extremely interesting character to follow. Five things that I found intriguing are as followed:She seems quiet and unaware of situations that take place around her and is calmly focusing herself towards her knitting, when really her knitting signifies which people to kill. The knitting symbolizes the amount of registry and different events that take place, that way she can keep track of everything. Her amount of hatred she portrays to the higher social class and higher estates. She seems quiet and unaware of situations that take place around her and is calmly focusing herself towards her knitting, when really her knitting signifies which people to kill. The knitting symbolizes the amount of registry and different events that take place, that way she can keep track of everything. The amount of hate she has towards the Marquis family. Mme. Defarge is a victim of the revolution and an example of the effect the revolution had on people. Hatred was built because the Marquis family killed almost every one of her family members. They were a very powerful family and had an advantage because they were wealthy and fortunate rather then the peasants. Her character seems so composed when really she has all this amount of hatred built up inside of her towards the Marquis family. A vicious and insane woman on the outside, however, she’s a quiet and calm person on the inside. She is either way a vicious woman although she hides her personality well.
Madame Defarge is a very interesting character in this book due to her change in personality and significance of her knitting.The first thing that I have found interesting about Madame Defarge was the symbol of her knitting. At first I thought the reason why she was knitting, was for interest but as you keep reading, you find that wasn't the case. Her real purpose was to register everyone's name she hated in her knitting. Secondly Madame Defarge is quiet but at the same time very attentive and observant. Nothing escapes her eyes, the moment she sees a person, she will never forget him. She also always knows what is going on everywhere around her.Thirdly, she is a woman of power. When she wore a rose on her head, everyone was to leave immediately in the bar. She was also the leader in leading all the peasant woman to charge the Bastille. Madame Defarge was a very intelligent woman. Other than leading all the peasant woman to the Bastille, she also helped counted the money made at the bar or wine shop that they opened.Also given little information about John Barsad,a spy, Madame Defarge instantly related the information to a man, the moment he stepped into the bar. With one glance, she configured the information given into what she saw and was certain that, that man was John Barsad. For this I find her to be very fast thinker. During this time, she also carefully answers his question without revealing much, knowing that he is the spy. Before the attack of the Bastille, she showed a quality of patience. She also told her husband that it took patience and great preparation to start something big and make it successful. She was patience when seeing the son of Gaspard get killed and when the king and queen around. She waited and waited while registering names in her knitting. She was a bomb ticking to be one day released.
I found Madame Defarge very intriguing, i also want to add that i never really liked her. 1) She was too quiet, it was almost like she was too obvious about her planning, all she ever did was nod and cough and KNIT. 2) She was insane. She cut of that mans head during the storming of the bastille, she was going over the top , she could have killed him and that had been the end. 3) No compassion. She wanted to kill Lucies whole family, she doesn't know how to forgive. she is too cold and she thinks too wrongs make a right, so all the people who think she is intelligent are wrong in a way. You cannot fight fire with fire. 4) The can REALLY hold a grudge , she has been hating the marquis family for a very long time. It almost seems like she has been wasting her life hating that family. 5) she LOVES her family. essentially, she did everything for her family that had been killed. She died for them and was willing to die for them.
- She is the most clever of all the characters in the novel and of the entire revolution. She is the one who establishes the 'roster' with symbols she has created. She never forgets a face and is smart in recognizing those who are worth recognizing. She is able to signal to all the Jaques members when a spy is in their midst. When talking to the spy she is extremley careful in her speech and does not let slip any detail that she does not wish to be told. - She is aware of all that goes on around her. For the first time we meet Mme Defarge we realize that she is not who she appears to be. She gives off the appearance of a women completly absorbed in her own thoughts and world, knitting away the time and la di da da. It soons become clear that she does not miss a thing, she is secretly aware of all that goes her husbandm (using small gestures) if she feels its necessary, all the while maintaining her inconspicuous appearances. - She is consumed by hatred and thirsty for blood. This becomes more evident in the third book when we find out who Mme Defarge really is. We see that she will not be satisfied until she has gotten the revenge she desires and the entire Evermonde family is 'exterminated'. She is also extremly violent in all the French Revolution movements, she beheads, kills and is always front row to witness a killing or lead a mob.- She is patient. While her husband was becoming restless with the Revolution and the lack of action and change that was going on, she was the on to remind him he needed to be patient. That inorder to be effective they needed these stages of planning and preparing. She reminds him that a streak of lighting may kill in an instant but it takes great time to develope the lightning...just as the Revolution. - She is an imovable and unstoppble force. Once she has set her mind to something it will not be changed. She works endlessly to help 'plan' the revolution, to create the registry of all those wanted dead. She had it in her mind that each and every Evermonde must be killed, rather than just Charles Darnay, and she would not be persaded other wise no matter how much others hoped she would. She takes matters into her own hands to do what she wants done.
Hey hey! "God love you if you aren't writing this down" as Carmelo and Sam Dean would say!