The Victorian Age was beginning to show when Charles Dickens lived in England. It was between 1812 and 1870 as imperialism and industrialism emerged, a democracy bloomed, and middle classes were developing within the city. He wrote about his life in this period of time, taking to the streets and all the villages that surrounded London. Most of the “fictional” characters he wrote were portrayals of people from his daily life and were from the perspective of the poor, working, and middle class that is recognized through the ages. Dickens clearly gave how ineffective social policies and discrimination gave families and communities grief in this time.
4. Hornback, 27-28. 5. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1942), 3. 6.
Comparison Between Lady Macbeth and Empress Wu Ze Tian Both Lady Macbeth and Wu Ze Tian were very heartless woman. Lady Macbeth was heartless in a sense that she was willing to forsake her child in return of being a queen. She told Macbeth “…plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as you…” She would do whatever it takes to be a queen. Similar to Lady Macbeth, Wu Ze Tian was also a heartless woman. She framed the empress in killing her child when in fact; she was the one who killed the poor child.
Revenge is so powerful. When she found out Charles Darnay is an Evrémonde and is planning to marry Lucie Manette, she began to knit his name into the shroud she was making, symbolizing his impending death. Also, she tried to kill Lucie and her daughter, just because they were related to an Evrémonde, even though Darnay (Evrémonde) denounced his heritage and disconnected all relationships to them. Lucie was in a state of mourning so Defarge jumped on the situation. "She will be at home, awaiting the moment of his death.
Works Cited Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. N.p. : Dover, 1999. Print.