He is taken away from his pregnant wife and then imprisoned for eighteen very long years. Over the years, his condition deteriorates until he forgets his real name and mindlessly cobbles shoes to pass the time. In "Book the First", he is released by the French government and then put in the care of Monsieur Defarge. He is suddenly "recalled to life"(19, 35). However, his rebirth has just begun and does not become complete until he is reunited with his daughter; Lucy Manette.
Anticipating death everyday at the prison made him go insane. All those years of Dr. Manette’s life was wasted at the Bastille prison. Lucie, his daughter, helped him recover from the horrific experience and Dr. Manette was able to see his daughter marry a young gentleman named Charles Darnay. Redemption, however, came to Dr. Manette when he was given the opportunity to try to save Darnay from having the same terrible fate as him. Darnay was imprisoned wrongly, which parallels Dr. Manette’s imprisonment because Dr. Manette was accused without any justification.
Now her dearest wish is to execute Lucie and her child as well, due to their relation to Darnay. Her husband argues with her: “ ‘And you have observed, my wife,’ said Defarge, in a deprecatory manner, ‘the anguish of his daughter, which must be a dreadful anguish to him!”(III.12.345). He disapproves of her extreme bloodlust and implores her to show pity to Doctor Manette and his family. Repeatedly he asks her to change her mind, to look past her prejudice towards the nobility. It is clear he is in favor of the revolution, as he is one of its leaders, but he
Darney, since he travled back and forth between countries was a perfect suspect for treason. The French Government had just been overthrown by the beggars, and middle class and now run by them, the British on the other hand was still a monarchy and had awful factories and many slums, like France did. Darnay was acquitted when a lawyer, Carton, looked much like him and an eye witness faltered to positively distinguish between them. Carton loved Lucie but he was a drunk. Knowing that their relationship was hopeless, he stated that he would sacrifice himself for her or anyone she loved in an emotional conversation.
Their quench for power were similarly great and they would do their very best just to be the queen. In Lady Macbeth’s case, she killed King Duncan so that her husband, Macbeth, could be the king, and she herself, the queen. Her hunger for power made her do everything that was possible to make her the queen. When her husband refused to kill King Duncan, she talked her husband into doing the deed. “Was the hope drunk?
In order to obtain these things he went behind Gertrude, his lover¹s, back and murdered her husband. Shortly after, he married her and took the crown. Not only was this extremely deceitful to Gertrude, but it hurt Hamlet, his nephew, extremely. Lady Macbeth was indeed as power hungry as Claudius, and she too plotted a murder in order for her husband to obtain the crown. In doing this she was extremely deceitful of her lover also.
Clytemnestra wants to be there for her daughter’s supposed wedding, She wants to be the one to raise the bridal torch, and plan the wedding, unaware that there is no marriage at all. Also, she gives Agamemnon a guilt trip about how he killed her last husband, and how she learned to love him and bore 3 children for him. She thinks it is cruel to take one of them away from her. Achilles finds out what is going on and says that since they have been treated very cruelly and to be proper he is going to make sure no harm comes to them. He does not want to be used in Agamemnon’s manipulations.
However, Darnay's lawyer, Sydney Carton, points out that there is no way to prove that Darnay could have done it because the two men look alike and the witness could not say for sure that it was Darnay. Despite this brilliant defense (on which Darnay is released) Carton leads a solitary life of drunkeness, playing secone man to his boss, Stryver (who is by all means incompetent). By this point, Carton, Darnay, and Stryver all want to marry Lucie. She chooses Darnay and they are married. Right before the wedding, Darnay mentions to Dr. Manette that he has something important to tell him.
(Starkey 1985) As his first act, Henry imprisoned the two most unpopular ministers and charged them with high treason, and had them executed. Such executions would be Henry’s main tactic for dealing with the ones who stood in his way. After Arthur passed away, Henry married his widow, Katherine of Aragon. Henry declared his love for her and they were married only days later in a very private manor. (Weir 1991) Although the two were very happily married at first, tension developed over the time because the two tried but failed to produce an heir to the throne.
His father, John Dickens, spent little time with Charles. The family lived in poverty and John was in prison much of the time. When Charles was two, the family moved to London. At age twelve, Charles worked in a factory pasting labels on bottles of shoe polish. He only worked there for a few months, but it was a miserable experience that would remain with him his whole life.