The thing that strikes me about the beginning of Chapter 6 is the quietness of the voice of the being that Miss Manette was so afraid of. It’s a classic facing your fear anticlimax. This culminates in the role reversal of parent and child. Mr Manette has been so psychologically damaged by his imprisonment he has repressed his memory and is only able to concentrate on shoemaking for any length of time. Procedural memory is the most permanent psychologically and therefore it makes sense that he is using it, albeit probably subconsciously, to keep other painful memories from his thoughts. Her father’s behaviour causes Miss Manette to grow up almost instantly and the frightened young girl from last week disappears. He clings to her as they leave and remains confused and forgetful. Mr Lorry can’t be surprised that Mr Manette cannot say whether or not he cares for the events.