A Tale Of Two Cities Character Analysis

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Alexander Manette is not the only character in a Tale of Two Cities who is recalled to life, in fact, in the novel there are many character who are recalled to life. A Tale of Two Cities was written by Charles Dickens in 1859. In many ways he was trying to change English society and resurrect it. He was also experiencing a personal crisis. In writing this book he may have been trying to resurrect himself. Lucie Manette plays a crucial role in resurrecting many of the major characters in the novel. Resurrection in a Tale of Two Cities is not about being brought back from the dead, but it is more about being changed and the characters discovering a better person inside themselves. One example of this is the change that Sydney Carton experiences. At the beginning of the novel Sydney Carton is a depressed drunkard. After Sydney Carton has dinner with Charles Darnay he asks if Charles thinks he is drunk and when Charles responds Sydney says,” Then you shall likewise know why. I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” (Dickens 63) Sydney Carton needs resurrection because he has almost no experience of any love or kindness in his life. In the chapter The Fellow of No Delicacy, Sydney tells Lucie about how he loves her,…show more content…
Manette. Mr. Manette is Lucie’s father, and he was imprisoned in the bastille for 18 years. When Dr. Manette is introduced he is making shoes and hen Mr. Lorry asks for his name he responds with, “One Hundred and Five North Tower” (Dickens 31) Dr. Manette is still going through the effects of being imprisoned in the bastille for 18 years. Lucie helps her father recover and Many characters in a Tale of Two Cities go through resurrection and that is why it is such an important concept in the book. Many of the characters go through a complete change before the end of the book. It shows that people can be redeemed or revived no matter what their circumstances
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