What have you learned or discovered while reading the first section of your book?
Reading my first section of my book, I have learned and discovered some points. So the story starts with a “period”. This part is heavily descriptive with a poetic sentences. The sentences were also repeated couple of times. As they were repeated, each parts were introduced with two antonym of each other. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, … we were all going to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way”. As from the title, these word/sentences represent two perspective of an event. Since this part of the story is describing about time, it might have future connection.
The second paragraph of chapter one also gives information about this “period”. There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face was mentioned in both England and France. The key information in the sentence is the fact that the two cities from the title is England and France. There are other information given such as the “a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face”, these sentences are mocking the two in each cities.
Connected the given information to the title, as mentioned, is about the two cities. The story is most likely be a tale of these two cities. Learning from both King and Queen and story told from the harbor, the two cities are compared as the same. (In the story it was not told, but the readers know) The only difference is that France had a revolution and England did not.
The book would fit in historical fiction. The book is about the French Revolution. And also some stories from England. The general thought of the book is historically accurate. However, some parts may not be. This was also mentioned in the Author’s preface, as the story is from tall tales and originating from Mr. Carlyle’s wonderful book.