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    Charles Dickens characterizes the settings in his novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” through indirect comparison and contrast between Paris and London during the French Revolution, a political and social upheaval from 1789–1799; “There was a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face on the throne of England; there was a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes

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    that the rich aristocrats put against the poor peasants. A Tale of Two Cities, was written by Charles Dickens in 1859 and was mainly based in London and Paris leading up to the French Revolution. In the story Dickens makes many references throughout the book about the struggles of the French Revolution. He uses words with different meanings and symbols to represent the themes and ideas of the Revolution. Throughout A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens uses symbols like the mill, the fountain, and the shadow

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    A Tale of Two Cities In the novel A Tale of Two Cities there were three strands of people: the Manettes, the Everemonds and the revolutionists. These three strands became critically entangled at one point in the book. Everyone of the strands became involved when Charles Darnay was found guilty at his trial and sentenced to death. Charles was currently involved with the Manette family when the revolutionists imprisoned him for being an Evremonde. Of course there were many events leading up to Darnay’s

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    A TAle of Two Cities In every great novel there is a theme that is constant throughout the story. One of the better known themes portrays the fight of good verses evil. Different authors portray this in different ways. Some use colors while others use seasons to show the contrast. Still others go for the obvious and use characters. But what makes them all so different is the authors point of view. In Charles Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities, he portrays good and evil in somewhat of a unique way

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    A Tale Of Two Cities: I prefer the chapters set in France On reading ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’, my general impression is that the French chapters are a lot more interesting to read. I prefer the chapters set in France because they are much more exciting and I am carried away by the novel whereas I found, that in the English chapters, they were all about Lucie and her undying love for her father and husband. This was, quite frankly, tedious and a waste of Dickens’ effort to put some sentiment into these

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    Capitol Punishment: Toy of Evil Men One might believe that because capital punishment plays such a large role in Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities, that Dickens himself is a supporter of it. This just simply is not true. Dickens uses capitol punishment as a tool to define the evil embodied in both the French ruling class, and the opposing lower class during the French Revolution; as well as comment on the sheep-like nature of humankind. In the beginning of the novel, capital punishment serves

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    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

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    concept in three examples. The threatening footsteps in the Manette home, Gaspard's illustration of "blood," and Mr. Lorry's dream of brinnging a man back to life, are all examples of warning or foreshadowing. that Dickens' uses in his novel A Tale of Two Cities. Lucie Manette hears uncomforing footsteps in her home in Soho, which is the first example of foreshadowing. The steps that she ususually heard always represented people who came in and out of her life. Yet, the night before the French Revolution

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    Throughout the book, A Tale of Two Cities the theme of sacrifice is used to help the reader realize the cost of life, as well as to develop the plot through the effects of those sacrifices. Through the characters of Sydney Carton, Dr. Manette, and Ms. Pross the theme of sacrifice is developed. The theme of sacrifice brings key aspects of the plot together, and Carton's sacrifice brings the novel to closer in the end. Sydney Carton paid the highest cost of sacrifice with his life, and in doing

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    Noble or Suicidal People often give up their life to save another as an act of courage or valiancy. In the novel Tale of Two Cities, Sidney Carton’s death saved Charles Darnay. However, when Carton gave his life it was not a noble act nor did he die merely to save Darnay. Carton committed suicide to immortalize himself in the eyes of Lucie Manette, Charles Darnay’s wife and Sidney Carton’s obsession. The fact that this event saved Charles Darnay’s life was just a fortunate coincidence. Ever since