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In this scene, Marquis St. Evrémonde runs over a young boy with his carriage and has a cavalier response to his wrongdoing.
This clip portrays the three estates and their views in France before the French Revolution.  
Sylvia facilitates a discussion with her students about Charles Dickens' novel, A Tale of Two Cities. They discuss the antithesis present in the opening paragraph.
Oskar tries to prove he can learn to read by memorizing the beginning of "A Tale of Two Cities." He brings attention not only to the beautiful juxtaposition of the prose but also the fact that he memorized the excerpt instead of learning how to read.