Extended Metaphors

Metaphor and Character

Work Time

With the whole class, discuss the following.

  • How did your examination of the metaphors deepen your understanding of Stryver and Carton?
  • Consider another extended metaphor—the echoing footsteps. Find mention of the footsteps in the text. What do they suggest?
  • How do these footsteps connect to Miss Pross?
  • Why does she insist on so many visitors? What is her relationship to Lucie? How does she see her role in the home?