| Quote #4
[…] the short and the long of it is, that I am a subject of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third;" Miss Pross curtseyed at the name; "and as such, my maxim is, Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On him our hopes we fix, God save the King! (3.7.18)
Miss Pross’ sudden jump into a mantra upholding the English monarchy demonstrates a kind of unthinking loyalty which Dickens might just be mocking.
| Quote #5
"Are you dying for him?" she whispered.
Sydney’s love for Lucie becomes a form of loyalty which eventually leads to his own murder. As he makes clear, however, his execution becomes a testimony to the love he has for her family.
| Quote #6
Sometimes, we strike into the skirting mud, to avoid the stones that clatter us and shake us; sometimes, we stick in ruts and sloughs there. The agony of our impatience is then
The narrator of Dickens’s novel is so committed to Lucie, Charles, and Doctor Manette that their escape is narrated as if he himself were a part of it. Note the "we" that the narrator begins using at this moment.