A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

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Young Jerry Character Analysis

The son of Jerry Cruncher and Mrs. Cruncher. Young Jerry is just a boy, but he becomes curious about what work his father goes off to do at night-time. He follows his father one night, and watches in terror as his father attempts to open up the grave of Roger Cly. Young Jerry then flees. Yet the next day Young Jerry asks his father what a "resurrection man" and to both his father's dismay and pride explains that he wants to be one when he grows up.
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Young Jerry Character Timeline in A Tale of Two Cities

The timeline below shows where the character Young Jerry appears in A Tale of Two Cities. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2, Chapter 1
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Jerry and his son then go to work—they sit outside Tellson's waiting for odd jobs from the bank. On... (full context)
Book 2, Chapter 14
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Back at home, Jerry once again complain's about his wife's praying. His son, Young Jerry, asks his father about where he goes at night. Jerry tells his son... (full context)
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That night, Young Jerry sneaks out after his father, whose "fishing gear" includes a crowbar and ropes. He follows... (full context)
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...his wife for her praying and intervening in the work of an "honest tradesman." Later, Young Jerry asks his father what a "resurrection man" is and says he would like to be... (full context)