The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities

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The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities

Literature takes a single sentence and turns it into a powerful story with sorrow, humor, and mystery. Combined with literary elements, the reader experiences the power of extreme emotions and is taken past the boundaries of reality. In reading, a reader takes on the role of a character through characterization. They experience problems they would not usually encounter and the complications people endure to overcome obstacles. Charles Dickens proves how strong a golden thread is and the lengths by which a man will go to restore it through the light bringing character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities.

Lucie Manette is a breathless mermaid attracting men with her magnetic traits. Following Lucie's rescue of her father, after being in prison for 18 years, she settles down with him in a quiet home in Soho. But the silence does not last long and the house becomes full with the footsteps of hundreds of suitors looking for the heart of an angel. In a conversation between Miss Pross and Jar...
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