Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Tricoteuse

  • Madame Defarge: The psychology of vengeance

    Sarah Jane I. IrawaParañaque City, Philippines “And with these hands I keep a memoryOf the ones who’ve done such wrongUntil the judgment comes and all of us are freeI knit a picture of the way it ought to be.”1 In A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens sketches a portrait of Madame Defarge, “a woman of…