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Charles Dickens's A Tale Of Two Cities

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Often in life, influences by people’s social and cultural environments reveals many characteristics of their personalities. Similar to life, authors will write novels based on their surroundings. Author Charles Dickens wrote many novels and stories that relate to his life during the Victorian Era. One of Dickens works that can reflect his life and true historical events of this era is the novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The novel sets in the two cities, England and France, and follows the issues of characters that lead up to the French Revolution. Influences from Charles Dickens childhood and life allow him to write the novel A Tale of Two Cities and make it relate to his own experiences creating a deeper understanding to readers of how people…show more content…
This was years before the French Revolution but it was all a build up. People were tired of the unfair social and wealth between classes and in efforts to fight back, the French Revolution began. The story begins with Jarvis Lorry traveling to Paris to reunite Lucie Manette with her father Dr. Manette, who has been imprisoned for eighteen years. Throughout the novel Lucie finds herself marrying a man named Charles Darnay who gets caught in some unexpected trouble and being saved by Sydney Carton. The characters all try to save their family and their own lives and the outrage causes many problems to occur. Charles Dickens’ relates this novel to his own personal experience with The Frozen Deep. In the play, Dickens plays the roll of a man who falls in love but cannot be with the woman who he loves but can not be with because she is married. He sets out to kill the man but ends up saving him and puts his life on the line so the woman he loves can be happy in life. Similarly, in the novel A Tale of Two Cities, Sydney Carton is in love with Lucie Manette. But, Lucie is in love and marries Charles Darnay. Carton strives to have Lucie but in order to make her happy he risks his own life to save Darnay. Charles Dickens starring in The Frozen Deep led to an intriguing novel, inspired the story