Chapter Titles Exploration

What and Who Is a Villain?


Think about characteristics that make a great villain. Is it just their evil qualities, or is there something more that make villains interesting?

This novel seems to have several possible villains. With that in mind, join a group as directed and do the following.

  • Discuss further with your group the idea of a great villain.
  • Then, using references to the text to support your opinion, explain which of the following would be considered the best example of a villain.
    • The older Evrémonde (Darnay’s father)
    • The younger Evrémonde (Darnay’s uncle, whom we met at the start of the novel)
    • Madame Defarge