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A Character Sketch Of Tellson's Bank In A Tale Of Two Cities

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Alice TapsikovaA Character sketch of Tellson's BankIn A Tale of Two Cities Dickens describes Tellson's Bank using thehumor and satire. The Tellson's Bank, a type, which actually existedin 1780, is described by Dickens as "an old fashioned, boastful, small, darkand ugly place with musty odour"(p.51). His derogation with this bank isobvious through the whole description even when he ...view middle of the document...

53),he clearly shows his negative opinion toward this convective institution.His disagreement with circumstances in the bank is reinforced bystrong Satire, which makes the Bank with the staff appear ridiculous inorder to show how foolish, wicked and incompetent they are. He usesironical even the satirical accounts as for example " Tellson's wanted noelbow room, Tellson's wanted no light, Tellson's wanted no embellishment.Noakes and Co's might, or Snook Brother's might; but Tellson's, thankHeaven." (p.51) or when he says " Thus it had come to pass, that Tellson'swas the triumphant perfection of inconvenience." (p.51) to support hiscritical ideas against the ignorance of a progress.Using satire Dicken's relieved otherwise hard and very seriousstory by propagation of new 'revolutionary' thinking. He actually callspeople to the acceptation of progress by humor and sarcastic criticism ofconvective principles of synchronic society.20/02/04

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