Since Alexander had been imprisoned for so long he had lost touch with life, love, rest, duty and comfort which his daughter helps to bring out in him again. Five years later in the year 1780 Charles Darnay is being accused for treason but is saved from execution when his lawyer, Sydney Carton, makes the point that he and Darnay look very similar so how could the prosecutor be sure that Darany was indeed the spy. Carton, his boss Stryver and Darany at this point are all in love with Lucie and she chooses Darnay and they are wed. Darnay reveals his identity to Lucie's father Alexander Manette. Darnay is actually Charles St. Evremonde, who is the nephew of the Marquis St. Evremonde. Marquis St. Evremonde was the man who was responsible for Dr. Alexander Manette's imprisonment.
Manette forgave Charles because he was not like his evil father or his uncle, the Marquis St. Evremonde. Charles and Lucie got married as they planned to. The last event occurred when Madame Defarge planned revenge against all the Evremondes. She was a revolutionist and knitted a list of names for her people to murder. Charles Darnay was added when she found out his real identity as an Evremonde.
One day, Jerry Cruncher, a messenger for Tellson's Bank, is told to go to the Old Bailey, London's Criminal Courts Building, to await a message from Mr. Lorry who is there. Jerry proceeds to the Old Bailey and finds a treason trial in progress. The accused, Ch... ... middle of paper ... ...endant of the family of Saint Evremonde, is thus cursed by the doctor as well. Darnay is sentenced to die within twenty-four hours. Dr. Manette attempts once again to have him released, but to no avail.
Valjean, unable to see an innocent man go to prison in his place, confesses to the court that he is prisoner 24601. At the hospital, Valjean promises the dying Fantine to find and look after her daughter Cosette. Javert arrives to arrest him, but Valjean escapes Young Cosette has been lodged for five years with the Thenardiers who run an inn, horribly abusing the little girl whom they use as a skivvy while indulging their own daughter, Eponine. Valjean finds Cosette fetching water in the dark. He pays the Thernardiers to let him take Cosette away and takes her to Paris.
The history tells a sordid tale of rape and murder, the crimes committed by Charles’s father and brother. Furious, the jury of French revolutionary "citizens" decides that Charles should pay for the crimes of his father. Before he can be executed Sydney Carton comes to the rescue. A few tricks and a couple of disguises later, Charles is a free man. He and his family head back to England.
Upon his arrival, he is arrested for being an aristocrat, even though he renounced his property. Unfortunately, Darnay is not as lucky in his second trial. He is condemned mainly on the testimony of his father-in-law, Dr. Manette, who wrote a statement against the Evremondes while still imprisoned. He is sentenced to death. Out of love for the Manette family and Lucie in particular, however, Sydney Carton goes to Paris.
1. One thing I found lacking in A Tale of Two Cities was that the plot was not too interesting. I understood that it was supposed to be exciting, but I felt Dickens planned everything out too perfectly. Darnay got out of going to jail because Carton looked exactly like him, which brought doubt into his case, and he couldn’t be convicted. In France, Darnay was convicted of being a royal, but Carton sacrificed himself at the guillotine so he and Lucie could live together.
After he kills the King and Banquo (separately) he is distraught with shame and guilt, while Lady Macbeth holds herself together and covers for his strange behavior. In Act V, we see Lady Macbeth falling apart, a downfall we later learn leads her to suicide. Macbeth, on the other hand, has forgotten his guilt, and is even willing to fight in the face of certain death when he learns of Macduff's unmotherly birth. While both characters may be viewed as foul, the theme still applies. One would expect, stereotypically, that Macbeth would be the one trying to convince his queasy wife that killing the King would be a blessing.
He was selfless and strong, but the witches’ words were so enticing and irresistible to him that he could not help but fall into sin. His wife was not helpful either. His wife wanted to be queen so badly that she practically forced him into doing such a dark deed as killing their king. In this tragedy Macbeth’s wife says, “Was hope drunk wherein you dressed yourself? Hath it slept since?
[To France] For you, great king, I would not from your love make such a stray, To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you To avert you’re liking a more worthier way Than on a wretch whom nature is ashamed Almost to acknowledge hers.” Lear enraged says this in front of all his guests and the King of France. Evidently Lear was so blinded by what his daughter said that Blinded by pride ultimately caused the downfall to the trage... ... middle of paper ... ...rationally. The madness in turn caused their madness in the end and in turn leads to their downfalls. Blindness and Madness almost goes hand in hand. While blinded individuals can make mad decisions which can greatly affect a plot.