I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities for English. It was really hard for me to understand at first, and I'm procrastinating so hard on that like I am with my writing, I have to finish to page 140 or so by Friday, but I'm only on page 30 haha.
Are the main characters Lucie, Charles, and Manette? And Mr. Lorry serves as a link between London and Paris, right? And what exactly is Jerry Cruncher's whole purpose—he appears to be amusing my group mates because, you know, they actually did the reading they were supposed to.
If anyone knows anything about this book (or Charles Dickens), please tell me~
He is he banker. :O Interesting. Hmm. Grave robbery - didn't realize that was a thing in the book haha. Honestly, that makes things a little clearer haha. This book x.x
Yeah, after you said that he was a grave robber, I suspected it was for that reason.
Yeah; many things do go over my head. I reread a paragraph if I feel like I didn't get what it said. Helps a little. Wish I could, like, actually know the context and all that.
Am I a "younger kid"? XD Hopefully not. It's not too hard to read; I'm getting the hang of it.
Yeah; I'm only on page 60 at this point of 300-some. Dumb question: is there romance? Because if there was, I'm not sure if I'd be disappointed or pleased that this particular book would have any.
I've heard of those, especially Great Expectations. I think I know someone reading that actually. :O
Honestly, I wouldn't mind. xP As long as it didn't end in some Ophelia-like tragedy or something.
"... for you? :D" Lol
Ah. So I suppose it'll be a disappointment to read of romance from Dickens then. But romance isn't necessary and interesting characters is awesome. ^-^ I do like his descriptions—they create a slowly moving film in my head with minor splashes of color with the heavy feeling I'm getting from reading this. Yeshh that imagery.
What do you mean by "more restrained"? Less variety in the whole mood thing?
Ohhh. A female protagonist from Dickens—any writer "back then". Now that's something I'll have to note. >:3
Started the book several years ago, but my middle school mind simply wasn't quite strong enough to get through it. I plan on reading it at some point in the future though. Coincidentally, I'm in the middle of Great Expectations and I've enjoyed quite a bit thus far, so maybe once I'm done there I'll hit this one up
Nice. :D I wouldn't have been able to understand it at all in middle school! XD E: I'd pick up the book and read the first page and get bored. At least you tried.
If you cannot comprehend what Dickens wrote, just read an online summary up to that page.
Not going to rely on summaries.
D; Did they run over a baby? ;-; And then pay the guy with money and be done with it? ;-;
Poor Carton and sweet Lucie. :<
>_> SHHH. I just finished two weeks ago's reading assignment.
I'm halfway through this book, and I still have little idea what's happening.
Just keep reading is my best advice to you. I started reading 1800's type stuff when I was fairly young. I grew up on Anne of Green Gables and the Little House in the Big Woods books. Any words you're not sure of, whether because they're completely unfamiliar or because they're a word you know used in an unfamiliar way, just jot down and look up later.
Thanks. I need this moral support. T_T
Just remember, the more you read, the better you will be able to write. :)
Favorite scenes so far: Scene with that spy in the Defarges', scene with Mr. Lorry asking Doctor Manette about a "friend" with conditions very similar to Manettes', and scene where Lucie asks Charles to treat Sydney better.