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Living in Cities, Urbanization and Globalization

- Over time the development of towns and cities has drastically increased since the old cities back in biblical times. The first city known to history was the city of Byblos, which had the reputation for oldest city in the world and dates back to the third millennium. In ancient Greece the term for the city of all cities was called Megapolis, examples of one now would be New York City or Chicago. Cities back in the past were clearly different and constructed compared to modern cities now. A city is defined as permanent settlement, but it doesn’t just start out as a city it has to build it up....   [tags: development of towns and cities increase]

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A Tale Of Two Cities

- Charles Dickens’ characters in A Tale of Two Cities highlight themes in the book, and symbolize groups of people in the French Revolution, human characteristics, and emotions, sometimes through foils. Themes are the main ideas or underlying meanings in literary works; symbolism is when the author uses objects, people, or actions to represent something that is different from its literal definition. A character that displays the qualities that contrast with another character for the purpose of highlighting the other character’s traits is called a foil....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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America's Shrinking Cities

- Detroit, America’s great comeback city. On May 5th 2013 that slogan was chosen to be the new slogan representing Detroit in a nationally-focused advertising campaign that started last July. Why is Detroit making a comeback and where from. The era of mass production emerged in Detroit in the early twentieth century when Henry Ford’s Dearborn plant opened in 1913. Much of the subsequent development was tied up with the automobile industry. The city’s social geographies were reflective of the strongly racialised organization of labour within the industry....   [tags: Decline of Cities]

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Cities by John Reader

- Cities by John Reader, the acclaimed historian attempts to dive readers deep into the territory of urban historians, depicting and analyzing the greatest cities of planet earth. From the earliest examples of cities to the ultra modern cities, 7000-9000 years later, of Mumbai or Tokyo, Reader paints the picture loud and clear. Cities around the globe are home to half of the entire planets population. Those living in cities, consume nearly 75% of all natural resources in the entire world. From the ruins of the earliest cities to the present, Reader will explore how cities develop and thrive, how they can decline and die, how they remake themselves....   [tags: modern cities, mesopotamia, catalhoyuk]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Personal Response A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, is one of the most challenging classical novels I have read, but I know the reason it has lasted throughout time. This novel –taking place around the time of the French Revolution- is centered on a few characters –specifically Miss Lucie Manette and her father, Doctor Manette- who are connected and travel between London and Paris for various reasons. The first of which is Mr. Jarvis Lorry escorting Miss Lucie Manette to Doctor Alexandre Manette –who has gone a bit crazy because of being placed in jail....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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The Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens began his remarkable novel, The Tale of Two Cities, in this way (Dickens 1). His famous beginning has been quoted by different people countless times. This opening is counted as a classic because it makes people think they already read the whole book just by reading those words. It perfectly covers the main theme in the novel A Tale of Two Cities. The novel depicts London and Paris in the late eighteenth century, and especially focuses on the French Revolution....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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Charles Dickens ' A Tale Of Two Cities

- 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....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is a classic novel written in the 1850’s by Charles Dickens. The novel is set in London and France during the French Revolution. The novel features an amazing use of themes as well as sensational development of characters. Charles Dickens and his feature style of the poor character who does something great is very evident in Sydney Carton, a drunken lawyer who becomes the hero of the book. Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The second of eight children born into an incredibly poor family, Charles led an extremely oppressed childhood....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens is regarded as one of the most popular and prolific writers of his era. He is considered a literary genius by many people and his novels and short stories prove that claim. He has created some of the most known characters in fictional writing. He had a very big influence over the Victorian society and was one of the first authors to write primarily about the lower classes. He gives readers a unique insight on the Victorian Age. He manages to capture the emotion and feeling of all his characters and turn them into a realistic viewing; Dickens characters lived in exact detail, which is a primary reason why his characters were so memorable....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, French Revolution]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Many people in the world execute certain actions that can affect their choices in life. These actions that people take can also interpret how an individual can change from one type person to another. The novel, A Tale Of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens demonstrated how an individual can change because of their choices. Charles Dickens establishes Lucie Manette and Madame Defarge as the catalysts of the plot through the use of characterization to interpret how an individual can change from a loving or ruthless person because of how their actions influence their choices in life....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- “At any rate you know me as a dissolute dog, who has never done any good, and never will.” (215) Sydney Carton states this while talking about himself in Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities. With that statement it would be easy to believe whomever was being described was a terrible character and possibly that he or she is evil. In the case of Sydney Carton however, that is not true. Sydney Carton is a morally ambiguous character throughout most of the novel. It is not until the end that the true character of Sydney Carton is revealed....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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Charles Dickens’ Novel, A Tale of Two Cities

- The French Revolution mainly took place in the city of Paris during the late 1700’s. The Revolution did not only affect the people of France, but also the citizens of England as well. The French Revolution is known as one of the most brutal and inhumane periods of history. If one studied the beliefs and views of the people involved at the time, one would see a reoccurring theme of “ being recalled to life”. Born from the world of literature, Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities takes a deeper look at the culture of the late 1700’s, in both England and France....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Revolutionary themes can be found in literary symbolism in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities takes place the 1780’s when England and France were at war with each other. The radical ideas in France at the time were reflected in England’s politics which threatened the aristocrats and persecuted the peasants. In Chapter 16 entitled “Still Knitting” one may see many subversive concepts and the corruption of society including persecution and the fall of the privileged class....   [tags: Working class, Middle class, A Tale of Two Cities]

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A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens

- Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities is a novel of exploration: it explores what it means to be oppressed or to oppress and the importance of virtue in the face of wickedness and iniquity. Dickens also explores the concept of identity and its ability to be transformed. In the novel, these transformations of identity can come from a place of light, or love, or the darkness of hatred. In the case of Dr. Alexandre Manette and Sydney Carton, the reconstruction of their identities results from the love they feel towards Lucie and, in turn, the compassion she feels towards them....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Alexandre Manette, Bastille]

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Comparing A Tale Of 2 Cities And The Tv Show

- All creative works share common elements, such as character archetypes, conflicts, and themes; some parallels are just more striking than others. The comparison of A Tale of 2 Cities and the TV show, The Vampire Diaries, is an example of one that shares an abundance of striking parallels. In A Tale of Two Cities, sacrifice is a significant theme. During Charles Darnay’s third trial, it is declared that he must die at the Guillotine. So many people are affected by this, as Darnay was a dear husband, son-in law, father, and friend to many....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Darnay]

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The Portrayal Of Women Throughout The Novel ' A Tale Of Two Cities '

- The portrayal of women throughout the history of literature has changed greatly over the years. The once elegant, quiet, and helpless damsels in distress has changed into strong independent women who try to speak their mind and fight for themselves, just as any male would. More modern writers try to weave many of these modern ideals of women with all its complexity into cohesive, interesting and even awe-inspiring heroines both on film and in novels. And many times, these same ideals of intelligence, strength, and complexity are even implemented in villainous female characters....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens]

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Sydney Carton in Charles Dickens’ "A Tale of Two Cities"

- Sydney Carton is the most memorable character in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, a story of redemption, resurrection, self-sacrifice change and love, all of these words have to do with the extreme transformation of. Sydney Carton had such great love for Lucie Mannette that evolves from a depressed loaner that can only attempt to substitute happiness with alcoholic indulgence to a loyal caring friend who makes the ultimate sacrifice for the ones he loves. In the beginning, Sydney Carton’s the character that everyone looks down upon....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, ]

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Charles Dickens 's A Tale Of Two Cities

- Bellamy’s notion of ‘character’ centres on an individual’s ability to rise above their current situation in order to attain liberal autonomy. This does not mean having absolute right to pursue purely personal desires; it means acquiring social and political independence through determination and ‘force of will’. This theory of liberalism underpinned social reforms in the Victorian era and Charles Dickens’s considers these concepts and ideals in his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, through the doubling of character and place, and personification of abstract ideas....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities, Victorian era]

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Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities

- Orison Swett Marden, an author known for his works in philosophy once wrote, “You will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact”. Using these words, Marden summarizes what factors influence humans and shape how they turn out. A similar scenario appears in Charles Dicken’s A Tale of Two Cities, where two characters are initially driven by their love for different people, but soon turn into complete opposites. Madame DeFarge, fueled by love, turns evil, while Sydney Carton, a lazy alcoholic, takes charge of his life after being motivated by love....   [tags: a tale of two cities, charles dickens]

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Theme of Resurrection in Charles Dickens’s Book, A Tale of Two Cities

- Robespierre, the dictator of the Committee of Public Safety during the Reign of Terror once said, "Terror is nothing other than justice, prompt, severe, inflexible." If terror is justice, would 30,000 men and women across France have lost their lives during the Reign of Terror. In Charles Dickens’s book, A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens used the injustice in the French Revolution and the corruption in societies of that time to show the theme of resurrection along with many other themes. In the novel, the heroes and heroine uses sacrifice to resurrect an important person in their lives....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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An Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities

- An Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities By reading the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, it gives us an understanding of the French Revolutionary War that cannot be found in textbooks. By reading between the lines, each of the characters represents the stirring emotions and reactions of the people that were affected by the War. Lucie Manett, who later becomes Lucie Darnay, is a tender and affectionate loving person. She is a very virtuous woman who reaches out to all human beings in need of love....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities

- Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities      Resurrection is a powerful theme found throughout the plot of A Tale of Two Cities.  Many of the characters in the novel are involved with the intertwining themes of love, redemption, and good versus evil.  The theme of resurrection involves certain aspects of all of these themes and brings the story together.         Dr. Manette is the first person to experience resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities.  He is taken away from his pregnant wife and then imprisoned for eighteen very long years.  Over the years, his condition deteriorates until he forgets his real name and mindlessly cobbles shoes to pass the time.  In "Book the...   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Foreshadowing in A Tale of Two Cities

- Foreshadowing in A Tale of Two Cities How does diabolically spilt blood and mysterious footsteps become important in a historical fiction novel. What makes these murder-mystery traits relevant. Charles Dickens, author of A Tale of Two Cities, creatively foreshadows future events using suspenseful topics: A forbidden declaration of love, a tragically beautiful sunset streaked with crimson, echoing footsteps of a past that will not be forgotten, and wine stained streets soon to be smeared with blood....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities

- Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities During a time of lost hope, death and war, the `golden thread', Lucie Manette plays the roll of a heroine doing everything she can to make sure the important people in her life are loved. Lucie provides not only warmth toward her father, Dr. Manette, but also towards the man that yearns for Lucie's love; Sydney Carton. Despite all the negativity that surrounds Lucie and her loved ones, she doesn't fail to lead her father and Carton to rebirth. Unlike the process of actual birth, rebirth is associated with rejuvenation....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities

- Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities     In A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, many characters are given second chances as their lives are resurrected. The central heroine woman, Lucy Manette, is responsible for the resurrections of Sydney Carton and Dr. Alexander Manette's lives. She gives them inspiration and love to help them recover from their seemingly hopeless states. In turn, Carton gives up his own life in order to save a friend. The lives of Sydney Carton, Dr. Manette, and Charles Darnay are all resurrected at times when hope is lost....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities

- Free A Tale of Two Cities Essays - Sydney Carton and Charles Darney Sydney Carton and Charles Darney were alike in certain ways but completely different in other ways. Some of their characteristics were very similar while others were unlike. Carton was an attorney’s assistant who lived in Paris while Darney was a teacher who lived in London. They both had intangibles about them that you just couldn’t put your finger on. These similarities and differences helped develop Dickens’s theme. Though there were some similarities between Sydney and Charles there were not that many....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Unrequited Love: A Tale of Two Cities, and Cyrano de Bergerac

- The phrase “you win some, you lose some” can pertain true to many different situations including love. In the novels, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, the respective characters Sydney Carton and Cyrano de Bergerac experience a loss. This loss comes in a form of unrequited love, where they are both unable to be loved by the one they recognize as their true loves. Due to their experiences with unrequited love, both Sydney Carton and Cyrano are led to the discovery of their own inner strengths as well as self-sacrifice....   [tags: a tale of two cities, charles dickens]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: A Sad Tale Of Two Cities

- A Tale Of Two Cities The focus of A Tale Of Two Cities concerns the impetus and fervor of 18th century European socio-political turmoil, its consequences, and what Dickens presents as the appropriate response of an enlightened aristocracy and just citizenry. The tale opens with Dr. Manettte having spent the last 18 years of his life in the Bastille - innocent of all crimes save his disdain for the base actions of a French Marquis. The heinous nature of his confinement induced a madness remedied only by the devoted love of his Lucie....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Stereotypes and Stereotyping in A Tale of Two Cities

- Stereotypes in A Tale of Two Cities        Charles Dickens stereotypes many of his Characters in A Tale of Two Cities. Among these stereotyped characters are The Marquis D' Evremond, Lucy, and Miss Pross. These particular stereotypes were probably intentional, for Dicken's was not a skilled writer.            The Marquis d' Evremond was probably intentionally stereotyped. His character is basically used to represent the French Military of the time, so he was as cruel, ignorant, and pompous as the French citizens were at that time....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Use of Irony in A Tale of Two Cities

- Use of Irony in A Tale of Two Cities In A Tale of Two Cities, the author, Charles Dickens, uses a great deal of irony in the opening chapter to draw the reader into the story. By using a slew of contradictory statements in the opening paragraph, the author forces the reader to further investigate the meaning of the cryptic opening line: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." As the reader continues, he finds that the story is a dramatization of the circumstances surrounding London and Paris during the time period of the French Revolution....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Reversal of Characters in A Tale of Two Cities

- Reversal of Characters in A Tale of Two Cities When writing a book, authors often focus on a central issue or theme. However, other themes develop through the course of the piece, either consciously or subconsciously. One such theme is a reversal of characters in A Tale of Two Cities. Individuals and groups of people change dramatically from the outset of the book all the way up to its conclusion. Three of the most obvious changes in character are Sydney Carton, Madame DeFarge, and the French people as a whole....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Free Essays - Tale of Two Cities

- Tale of Two Cities The main purpose of this book is to show the contrasts between the peaceful city of London and the city of Paris, tearing itself apart in revolution. This is apparent in the very first line of the book, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...." This is a contrast of the two cities, London, the tranquil home of Mr. Lorry and the Darnays'; and Paris, the center of a bloody revolution. The author shows gentleness in these violent times in the persons of Dr....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Change of Fate in A Tale of Two Cities

- A Change of Fate in A Tale of Two Cities       Authors may use one character to instantaneously change the fate of another character. Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities presents such situations through the characters Lucie Manette, Dr. Manette and Charles Darnay. Lucie, unaware of the existence of her supposedly dead father, Dr. Manette, suddenly discovers through Jarvis Lorry that her father still lives. Lucie learns of the optimistic plans to return her beloved father back to a healthy condition and her future involvement in her father's life....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Search for Truth in A Tale of Two Cities

- The Search for Truth in A Tale of Two Cities           "Since before the ancient Greeks, mankind has striven to discern and define truth, a noble if somewhat arduous task"( Swisher 118). Even modern society, despite losing so many of the old, "prudish" morals of preceding generations, still holds truth as one of the greatest virtues and to find truth in life, one of the greatest accomplishments. Authors such as Charles Dickens reflect this great desire to seek and find truth, using many varying mediums to express their opinions or discoveries....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Powerful Women of A Tale of Two Cities

- The Powerful Women of A Tale of Two Cities        Strong women dominate some of the lead roles in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.  Lucie Manette, Miss Pross, and Madame Defarge are all examples of strong women.  Some of these women are physically strong, and some are strong at heart.  Some use their strength to help others, and some use their strength to get revenge.  In the end, the women who used their strength for good were always victorious.       Lucie Manette is a beautiful young woman with golden hair and blue eyes.  She is very kind, compassionate, and sensitive to others.  Lucie has many qualities that reveal her strength.  When she sees her father for the fi...   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: Irony

- Irony in A Tale of Two Cities Someone once said "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." This is a compelling message upon which many writers have built their literature. One effective work which employs this theme is A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. This novel is set in Paris and London during the late eighteenth century. During this period, France was engaged in a revolution in which the otherwise common man rose up against the country's aristocracy. In its outset, the novel reveals the motives behind the plebeians' actions....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essay: The French Revolution and the Legacy

- The French Revolution and the legacy of A Tale of Two Cities It is a commonplace of Dickensian criticism that the writer was influenced by Carlyle's The French Revolution in A Tale of Two Cities. Taking Dickens's comment that he read Carlyle's history "five hundred times" (I. Collins 46) as a starting point, many critics have discussed Carlyle's influence on several aspects of the novel, such as the narrative technique (Friedman 481-5), the imagery associated with the Revolution (I....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: A Critical Analysis

- A Critical Analysis of A Tale of Two Cities Three Works Cited A Tale of Two Cities is a novel that is very complex and intense. Once you get to know the characters you can feel what they are going through and form a kind of bond with them. A Tale of Two Cities grabs the reader’s attention with the history of revolutions in the nation and the generations of that time, but it also keeps the reader reading with a sense of a pure violence that is hard to create. The combination of critical literary and historical methods brings out the novels complex structure and intense impact on the reader....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in A Tale of Two Cities - Symbolic Events

- Symbolic Events in A Tale of Two Cities       Many events that take place in A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens, foreshadow upcoming obstacles and give insight into the hardships of the townspeople. Symbolic events occur which describe the vengefulness of the peasants towards the aristocrats. The novel contains many events, which have symbolic value. Many of the symbols have to do with the inevitable clash between the aristocrats and peasants. These events foreshadow the war that is soon to become reality....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: The French Revolution

- France and England in A Tale of Two Cities - The French Revolution  Introduction  In the eighteen-fifties, Charles Dickens was concerned that social problems in England, particularly those relating to the condition of the poor, might provoke a mass reaction on the scale of the French Revolution.  In a letter written in 1855, for example, he refers to the unrest of the time as follows:  I believe the discontent to be so much the worse for smouldering, instead of blazing openly, that it is extremely like the general mind of France before the breaking out of the first Revolution, and is in danger of being turned … into such a devil of a conflagration as never has been beheld...   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Dynamic Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities

- The Dynamic Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities The most dynamic character in Charles Dickens, 'A Tale of Two Cities,' appears as Sydney Carton. First, Carton presents himself as a drunk, lazy attorney, who feels as though his life has no meaning. However, Carton as well as others know deep down that his life does have true meaning. Carton professes his love to Lucie Manette. Inexplicably, Carton becomes a changed man; this important turning point molds the remainder of the novel....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Charater of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities

- Charater of Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities Sydney Carton, one of the main characters of the book, A Tale of Two Cities, is a drunken lawyer who works with Stryver on the trial of Charles Darnay.he doesnt care about anything. At first this man seems as if he is a lazy, good for nothing, alcoholic. he tells Lucie Manette he doesn't believe that his life is worth anything and feels as if it is pointless to even live anymore. When you first meet him during the court scene it looks as if he just rolled out of bed and was dragged to the courtroom....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities - Breaking Gender Stereotypes and Stereotyping

- Breaking Gender Stereotypes in A Tale of Two Cities The men and the women of A Tale of Two Cites are violent, loving, cowardly, brave, and ruthless. Some people are weak and spoiled, while others are badly treated and vindictive. Many contrasts between men and women can be found within this story. A Tale of Two Cities clearly portrays very distinct divisions in the behavior of men. The aristocrats, or upperclassmen, rule and control all of France. The members of the aristocracy never have to undergo hardships; they always have everything presented to them on a silver platter....   [tags: Tale of Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essays: The Character of Lucie Manette

- The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities Lucie Manette, in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, is a quiet young woman. She is deeply compassionate but never develops a real believable character. Her feelings, which are similar in all cases, are revealed to us when she interacts with her father Dr. Manette, Charles Darney, and Sydney Carton. During the scene in the shoemaker's shop the reader learns about daughter Manette through description, actions, and her words....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Corrupt Social Structure Exposed in A Tale of Two Cities

- The Corrupt Social Structure Exposed in A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens has been acclaimed as one of the foremost satirists of the nineteenth century. In his novel A Tale of Two Cities Dickens finds fault with the social structure of the society. A few of these social problems are the difference between the classes, the lunacy of the revolution, and the judicial system in effect as this time. The first of the faults in the social structure of the society is the difference between the classes....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Characters, Setting, and Conflicts in A Tale of Two Cities

- Characters, Setting, and Conflicts in A Tale of Two Cities       In the novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens utilizes the characters, setting, conflicts, and other literary devices to convey the tone and establish an attitude about human beings and society.   Dickens connects this novel with the French Revolution. Many of his descriptions refer back to the Revolution and help convey the tone of depression. Dickens saw "similarities between the forces that led to the Revolution and the oppression and unrest occurring in England during his time" (Cliff notes)....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Doctor Manette’s Role In A Tale of Two Cities

- Doctor Manette’s Role in A Tale of Two Cities Introduction- Individual characters often exist as the heart of a novel. I.     A Tale of Two Cities evolved from Doctor Manette’s story A.     Doctor Manette’s story II.     “Recalled to Life” A.     Doctor Manette’s appearance B.     His revival C.     His relationship with his daughter III.     Doctor Manette’s relapses A. His newfound strength IV.     Doctor Manette as a hero Conclusion- Doctor Manette as the nucleus of the novel. Individual characters often exist as the heart of the novel....   [tags: A Tale of Two Cities]

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Free Essays on A Tale of Two Cities: Sentimentality

- A Tale of Two Cities: Sentimentality In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens’ choice of sentimental expression had an excellent effect on the readers’ responses to the characters. The use of exaggerated sentimentality helped create a clear picture of the story’s issues in the readers’ minds; it gave a feel for the spirit of the times, and made it easier to understand the characters’ points of view. It was this very sentimentality that Dickens strived to achieve. What comes to mind first when dealing with the lively imagination of Dickens is the creative and detailed picture he gives....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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Profound Secret and Mystery in A Tale of Two Cities

- Profound Secret and Mystery in A Tale of Two Cities The twists and turns of Charles Dickens's classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, lead the reader from a quiet beginning to a violently shocking climax, after introducing dozens of complex characters and two very different plots that converge with a sickening crash of La Guillotine. Many of the characters in the story appear to be one-sided in the beginning, but as the plot continues, it reveals that "every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other," as Dickens stated....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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- Theme of Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses a variety of themes, including, revenge, revolution, fate, and imprisonment. Though these are very important themes, and were integral elements of this novel, resurrection served as the main theme aside from the obvious one which is revolution. The reason I chose resurrection instead of revolution, is because it is applicable outside of this novels setting. It is also important to note that the theme of sacrifice is closely tied into resurrection....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Historical Interpretation of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- A Historical Interpretation of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens History has not only been important in our lives today, but it has also impacted the classic literature that we read. Charles Dickens has used history as an element of success in many of his works. This has been one of the keys to achievement in his career. Even though it may seem like it, Phillip Allingham lets us know that A Tale of Two Cities is not a history of the French Revolution. This is because no actual people from the time appear in the book (Allingham)....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Dickens]

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Free Essays - A Tale of Two Cities - Critical Analysis

- A Tale of Two Cities - Critical Analysis In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote the book A Tale of Two Cities. In A Tale, Dickens writes about the French Revolution, and relates the events in the lives of two families, one French and one English. In addition to writing about a very interesting fiction plot, Dickens also tied in a wide variety of important themes and sub plots that keep the reader interested as well as portraying very valuable lessons for us even today. He chose very archetypical characters for the book, all strengthening or portraying one of the themes....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Character of Lucie Manette in A Tale of Two Cities

- 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....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essay: Vengeance and Blood

- Vengeance and Blood in A Tale of Two Cities In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens depicts how pointless the revolution becomes when the original goal of equality becomes lost when the anger, frustration, and desire for revenge of the third estate is finally discharged. The trial of Charles Darnay, the words and actions of Madame Defarge, and use of symbolism and foreshadowing show how anger drove the revolution to a state of pointlessness. One major reason the revolution became out of hand was due to unscrupulous people running the courts and the imprisonment of innocent people for no reason....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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A Tale of Two Cities Essay: From Abused to Abuser

- From Abused to Abuser in A Tale of Two Cities Throughout the novel, A Tale of Two Cities , Charles Dickens’ judgment and portrayal of France, the Revolution, and the people themselves undergoes some very basic changes. Dickens is always in control of the reader by successfully reaching his goal of leading the reader by the hand through a series of emotions and ideas emanating from the plot and its characters. During the first few chapters of “Book the First,” Dickens has the reader sympathize with the plight of the French commoners....   [tags: Tale Two Cities Essays]

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The Differences Between Cities And Cities

- The two readings details life as a minority and the differences that arise between towns and cities that are racially separated, such as high income areas that tend to be more white. Most Americans would probably like to think that our country has made great strides towards multiculturalism, but the facts tell a different story. The reading from Marger and the two film clips show that while segregation is now illegal it still lives on through the lack of racial and ethnic integration in neighborhoods....   [tags: Household income in the United States]

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What Is the Design of Roman Cities?

- Cities are built in different ways and one Question I have always wanted to know is what is the design of roman cities. This paper will tell you the answer to this question in form of three other questions. How did they build their cities. Why did they build them this way. and Do we still build cities this way. When the Romans built their cities they always added aqueducts. They also made almost everything out of concrete and started using over 2100 years ago. They built lots of fountains all around the city in different sizes, shapes, and designs....   [tags: urban architecture analysis]

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American Cities Of The 1900 ' S

- American cities in the 1900’s were the prime place to be. Cities were clean, industries were booming and education was a priority. “The city, not the farm, had become the locus of national experience” (Chudacoff and Smith 255). Everyone wanted to live their dreams in the city until they shortly realized the cities became overpopulated, hectic, and stressful. Streets became filled with garbage from people littering, traffic is always a problem, and there is no where to relax and enjoy yourself without the stress of work....   [tags: New York City, Chicago, City, Million]

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The Important of Cities in Roman Provinces

- Urbanization is defined as the “act of making urban in nature or character (Urbanization). An understanding of urbanization is central to understanding the components behind the Roman rule of Italy, and the process of bringing together different cultures. The operations, particularly of the elite, of the Roman society are essential in the understanding of urbanization as well. Cities then were not what they are today, in regards to economic assemblies. The Roman cities were as much an arena for social and political interaction, as they were for economic exchange....   [tags: Urbanization, Roman History]

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A Look at Transportation in Three Cities

- Report on Transport Issues in Developed and Developing States; Brussels in Belgium (Western Europe), San Diego in California (North America) and Kampala in Uganda (Africa) Introduction The entire transportation network in many cities enhances the exchange of services and goods and improves the interaction among societies. The efficiency and quality of a transport system has a very significant effect on social and economic welfare of any country or city. The management and development of an appropriate, affordable and reliable transport network in any city is essential for the development of the economy and service delivery to every part of the world....   [tags: Transportation]

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The Development of Early American Cities

- Early cities, from late 1600 to mid 1800, in the United States were thought of in two different ways. First, they were though of as a promise land which held opportunity for all inhabitants. They could become a place where prosperity and new and exciting things could take place. Second, on the opposite spectrum, they were thought of as an immoral breading ground which could poison people and the entire United States. People like President Jefferson and Benjamin Rush were quick to state the problems in early cities....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Cities

- Most people live in cities, while other live in rural areas. A city life is usually more exhilarating because it got shopping malls, restaurants, schools, transportation, hospitals, and much more. But what is a city. A city is a large area were group of people with similar characteristics live and practice their ordinary daily activities. According to Caves (2005), a city cannot be defined by one definition because it includes many things that give many definitions. Each city has a different way of developing and growing, it takes different steps to become more sustainable, and has the proof, such as Dubai, that shows it is a triumphant city....   [tags: Sociology, Rising Urban Stars]

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Changing The Philosophy Of Entire Cities

- Introduction According to National Geographic, more than half of the world’s population occupies 4 percent of the world’s land area and is responsible for most of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. Although urbanization can be beneficial because “people who live in dense cities drive less, their living spaces use less energy, and they require fewer resources”, often the per-capita greenhouse gas emissions of cities outweigh their non-urban counterparts. Changing the philosophy of entire cities in regards to greenhouse gas emissions gives the best opportunity to reach the greatest population most efficiently....   [tags: Renewable energy]

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Analysis Of ' A Tale Of Two Cities '

- 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....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Government, Capital accumulation]

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Paved Surfaces Of The Construction Of Cities

- The introduction of paved surfaces to the infrastructure of cities was an impressive development in history. Concrete paved roads are formed by first placing a layer of fine subgrade, then filling granular concrete overtop that. Compared to the dirt roads of past, paved surfaces have greatly increased strength. This increase in strength not only allows paved surfaces to last longer as roadways than unpaved surfaces, but also provide a safer means of travel for cars. With unpaved roadways, there is a greater chance for pothole or uneven roadway, which could provide massive issues for vehicles and could lead to accidents or wrecks....   [tags: Road, Concrete, Water pollution, Hydrology]

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Racial Segregation And The Southern Cities

- their power, for if they do, they may also die, just as Emmett Till did. With the fear of their life being disrupted, Bryant and Milam wanted to offset their absence of not being able to protect Caroline during her confrontation; as such, they killed Till to show other black individuals that if they could do it to a young Chicago boy, then they could do it to anyone else too. As second class citizens, many black individuals decided to migrate to the Northern cities from the South due to unfair working conditions in order to obtain more opportunities....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, South Africa]

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Resurrection in A Tale of Two Cities

- Frightening horror movies often illustrate disturbing scenes of removing corpses from the ground; and some religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, strongly believe in reincarnation. Imagining digging up bodies or getting recreated may seem unusual, but the act of resurrection happens frequently in Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The novel revolves around the settings of both England and France during the unorganized, chaotic years leading up to the French Revolution. It also follows a story of the lives of several characters and families as they struggle to continue living with the harmful effects of government corruption....   [tags: charles dickens]

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The History of Cities and their Architecture

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Life Of The Wonderful Twin Cities

- As a newcomer in the state of Minnesota and to the area of the wonderful Twin Cities, I’ve been in search for a welcoming, affordable place to dine alongside my closest friends while we embark on the journey known as college. Being a freshman, my options were and still are very limited due to the lack of a car for my first semester. Thankfully, we have numerous restaurants available in close proximity of my school, University of Northwestern - St. Paul. My only criteria other than the distance was their hours since being a student athlete causes little to no time before late hours....   [tags: Food, Restaurant, Potato, French fries]

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Decreasing Albedo in European Cities

- Earth is currently in transition from a mostly rural to a mostly urban planet. In 2030 the urbanized areas will be nearly tripled compared to 2000 (Seto et al. 2012). The use of dark building materials, such as asphalt and concrete, leads to a lower albedo in urbanized areas than in natural environment. Lower albedo increases ambient and global temperature. Inversely, the substitution of rooftops’ membranes and pavements’ traditional materials with bright ones and a wise planning of future urban development can increase albedo and support climate stabilization efforts....   [tags: Future Planning, Climate Changes]

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Water Of Australias Cities : Adelaide

- Water in Australias cities: Adelaide Adelaide is considered one of the most driest places in Australia, as well as one of the driest inhabited area within the world, (State of the Environment South Australia, 2013 & SA Waters, nd). Adelaide is located in the Southern Australia and home to approximately 23, 169 residents in urban Adelaide, (Profile.id Community Profile, 2015.) For this reason, the combination of such a compacted city, a dry climate and a growing population, places much pressure on Adelaide’s urban water....   [tags: Water, Water supply, Water resources]

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A Tale of Two Cities

- During my active duty military service I had the opportunity to live in and visit many different cities. Of all the cities I lived in, I spent most of my military time in Charleston, S.C. and Jacksonville, FL. Charleston and Jacksonville were similar in size, geography and population types, but differed greatly in history, weather, and the overall attitudes of its residents. If I had to choose between the two cities as the place to call my home, it would be without a doubt, Charleston, S.C. Charleston and Jacksonville were both considered large port cities, each with a portion of their populations consisting of military families....   [tags: Geography ]

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The Biological Metaphor For Cities

- I. Introduction Urbanization is a new global trend nowadays. Since 2007, more than half of the world population live in urban centres while there only 30% of the world’s population was urbanized not earlier than 60 yeas ago. Recent research has also shown that the entire planet is going to be about 80% urban by around 2050, and millions people will move to cities mainly in south Asia and Africa [1]. Under this circumstance, both positive and negative reviews come along with such a significant increase in global urbanization....   [tags: City, Urban area, Gene, Organism]

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NHL Expansion to Southern Cities

- NHL Expansion to Southern Cities As population continually increases in the Southern states, the NHL is moving teams into large Southern cities. In an effort to increase profits and popularity, the NHL has increased the number of teams in the league and moved into Southern cities that have never had hockey teams before. The problem is that hockey is not as popular in the South as it is in the North. This expansion in the South has lead to huge monetary losses to Southern teams and very low attendance numbers....   [tags: Professional Sports]

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Criteria for MLB Expansion Cities

- Criteria for MLB Expansion Cities Ultimately, there are three exceptionally important criteria for deciding on good candidate for an expansion team. The first criterion is that the stadium must be controlled or owned by the baseball team. The stadium is a crucial aspect because most of the team’s revenue is generated in relation to the stadium. This stadium revenue comprises of ticket sales, parking, merchandise and concessions. Thus, without a stadium, the team will not be able to generate a stable source of revenue....   [tags: baseball team, stadium]

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Rapid Growth Of Urban Cities

- The rapid growth of urban cities and its impact of urban dwellers have been given much attention. Urbanization is closely linked to modernization, industrialization and the sociological process of rationalization (Angel, 2012). Urbanization as we know began with the industrial revolution in the 18th century and has only been on the rise ever since our cities have been luring people for various reasons, the basic one being the hope for a better life. CONCENTRIC ZONE MODEL: THE ZONE I WAS RAISED. The concentric zone model is a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially arranged in series of rings....   [tags: City, Urban area, Central business district, Town]

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A Tale of Two Cities

- In his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens explores the complex nature of mob mentality. He analyzes the build in momentum from a group of individuals to one single body. In order for this being to function, Dickens illustrates how the person loses his individuality to the crowd. He also shows how people get swept into the mob and commit crimes when under the crowd’s influence. This mental transformation parallels the change from mob to monster and the change from order to disorder. By giving the crowd animal characteristics, Dickens defines how this feral beast acts....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Charles Dickens]

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Tale of Two Cities Essay

- Certain themes present themselves throughout Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities. These themes of love, good versus evil, and the class of upper and lower classes permeate the entire book. However, one such theme stands out. The theme of redemption also manifests itself in every part of the novel. Redemption and resurrection attract the reader’s attention because of the obvious biblical parallels. Dickens writes these themes into A Tale of Two Cities for this exact reason. In exploring right vs....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Theme, Analysis]

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Pittsburgh and Tenochtitlan: Similar Cities

- There are many parallels and contrasts that can be drawn between daily life in Tenochtitlan and daily life in Pittsburgh for individuals on the highest end of the socioeconomic scale. Analysis of these thematic elements may help archeologist to better understand societal life and also to predict cultural trends in the future. Two main categories make up daily life in general are individual purchasing power and quality of life. These categories will be explored and expanded upon. The social structure of the United States is a more vaguely defined concept compared to the well defined social strata of the Aztecs....   [tags: Pittsburgh, Tenochtitlan, geography, ]

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The Cities that Surround Us

- Once more, the article “The Incorporation of America” reveals the theme of capitalism and consumption. This thematic idea shares a common perspective with the directors of both The Crowd and In Modern Times. The idea of capitalism and consumption is furthermore explained in this article when it states that: “The great city was a marketplace, a site of trade and consumption.” (108). Additionally, it states that: “If the advertisement aimed to make consumption of a particular product habitual, it also aimed to make habitual the identification of products with something else, with ideas, feelings, and status....   [tags: capitalism and consumption]

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