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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Five Key Questions

Summary Five Key Questions

5) Who kills the Marquis d’Evremonde?

The Marquis d’Evremonde is killed by one of the revolutionary figures who go by the generic name of “Jacques.” The Marquis is killed in an act of revenge because on the previous day he heartlessly ran over and killed a young child with his carriage. After the death of the child, the Marquis showed no remorse, and described the lives of working-class people as worthless. His murder foreshadows the further outbreaks of revolutionary violence that will come later.