A Tale of Two Cities

Why are the kings described as having large jaws in A Tale of Two Cities?

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11/21/2009

Appearances are all that matter now....

The comparison between the monarchies of Great Britain and France only concern shallow details of appearance because that is all they represent to the people. The aristocracy is no longer working for the good of the people, so there is nothing more significant about them than their appearances.

The kings are said to have large jaws because it is describing the harsh authoritive rule that the King George III (Great Britain) and King Louis XVI (France) exihibit during this time.