Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

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. (3.14.6)

Madame Defarge sees her sister’s rape as a family crime, one which must be repaid by an entire family. Her sense of justice pays no attention to the actual perpetrators of the crime.

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