A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Summary (Question and Answer)

Chapter Twenty-Nine (A Tale of Two Cities)

Chapter 29

54) Why could Miss Pross and Madame Defarge not understand exactly what the other said?

Miss Pross and Madame Defarge didn’t speak each other’s language.

55) Why did Miss Pross not want Madame Defarge to leave the house?

Defarge had discovered that the doctor and Lucie had already left; she therefore wanted to chase them down. Miss Pross knew that the longer she could keep Defarge in the house, the longer the doctor and Lucie had to make good their escape.

56) How did Madame Defarge die?

In the struggle, Defarge reached for her gun. Pross struck blindly at Defarge and in the panic and chaos Defarge discharged the gun, accidentally fatally wounding herself.

57) What injury did Miss Pross sustain as a result of the struggle?

She was deaf for life.

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