By day, an odd-job man for Mr. Lorry. By night, a "resurrection man"—robbing graves to sell body parts to sketchy doctors. He complains about his wife's praying because it makes him feel guilty about his secret activities, but by the end of the novel he decides to give up his secret job and endorses praying, a sign that he hopes to be resurrected himself through the power of Christ.
Jerry Cruncher Character Timeline in A Tale of Two Cities
The timeline below shows where the character Jerry Cruncher appears in A Tale of Two Cities. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 2
Book 2, Chapter 1
Book 2, Chapter 2
Book 2, Chapter 14
Book 2, Chapter 24
Book 3, Chapter 3
Book 3, Chapter 7
...have been imprisoned and killed. For safety's sake, they keep no outside servants, using only Jerry and Miss Pross. Miss Pross vehemently and regularly voices her distaste for the French. (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 8
...takes out a certificate of burial and says he buried Cly himself. To everyone's surprise, Jerry angrily objects that Barsad had placed "shameful impositions upon tradesmen," and then reveals that Cly's... (full context)