In this chapter of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, the tension that is building between the poor townspeople and rich aristocrats is beginning to show itself. Monseigneur in Town, is filled with many ironies and significant events that are crucial to the eventual storming of the Bastille. The point where the Marquis runs over and kills a small child with his carriage, Defarge and Madame Defarge standing up for the people, and the running
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around it when the Marquis is murdered in chapter nine.
The events of chapter seven are crucial to the story and show just how much tension is growing between the rich and the poor. It shows that the rich really don't care about anything, including themselves, and that the people are growing tired of their mistreatment. Their simmering pot of anger is at its boiling point and will soon overflow with a river of blood.