Examples Of Wealth And Power In A Tale Of Two Cities

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Wealth and power, two of the most influential means to govern over those who have none. In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, A man that goes by the honorary title, Monseigneur, is depicted in such a manner that it would be a great shame to his family to employ less than three servants to prepare his morning hot chocolate. That is one of many examples of how the wealthy live while thousands of mothers and children are dying from starvation on the streets, and men serve severe prison sentences because they commit a petty crimes such as stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving family while a wealthy man finds it necessary to employ four men to make hot chocolate. The difference in life between those who had money and those who didn’t were drastically different; the rich thought everything in life was paid for, and this is what leads to the revolution. Go backwards in time to a moment that caused a depression in the history of France that future societies will look back on as to not allow fathom and poverty of this caliber to strike again.
Life was handed to those who had money, they lived with the thought that money
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A man who is dressed in ripped and old clothing says, “Pardon, Monsieur the Marquis!...It’s a child”(p.114) in a submissive way as to not anger him. The Marquis doesn’t seem to be phased by what has happened walks towards the man and the lifeless body, “He’s dead!” said the father with his arms flaring up over his head. There became a crowd, but what’s weary is that none of the observers are yelling or trying to make an argument; the observers just stay there in a submissive manner. The reason for this is because they know what the Marquis can do to them physically and legally, they’re afraid of what he can do to them legally, but yet he isn’t “legally” at fault for killing the boy because of his
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