Madame Defarge in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis, Knitting Code & Revenge


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Madame Defarge is the _________ in the novel 'A Tale of Two Cities.'

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1. Madame Defarge is bitter because ________________.

2. Madame Defarge's knitting represents ________________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you test your understanding of Madame Defarge. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the character's bitterness and what she plans on doing in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Madame Defarge's role in the novel
  • Why she's bitter
  • Her intentions for the Evremonde family
  • How she dies
  • What knitting was a representation of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding A Tale of Two Cities
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Madame Defarge

Additional Learning

You can watch the lesson titled Madame Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis, Knitting Code & Revenge to gather a better understanding of this character. Here's what you can expect to learn in this lesson:

  • When and where this novel took place
  • The character's story
  • Why Madame Defarge hates aristocrats
  • What makes Madame Defarge a victim