A Tale Of Two Cities Critical Analysis

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A Tale of Two Cities is a novel written by Charles Dickens and published in 1859. The overall plot of the story is set in Paris and London, during the period before and after the French Revolution. The novel portrays the difficulties the French peasantry faced due to the brutality of the French aristocracy which actually resulted in the years of revolution. Also, alternatively, the story depicts similar cruelty that revolutionaries exhibited toward the aristocrats at the beginning of the revolution. This story is known as one of two Dickens ' historical novels where the author reveals a fairly sympathetic attitude toward the defeat of the French monarchy but at the same time, Dickens criticizes the resulted terror. Throughout the novel, the author draws multiple social correspondences with the life in London that occurred within the same period. In general, the narrator of the story speaks from the third, omniscient point of view and that, in fact, directly influences the reader 's interpretation of observed performance. To begin with, it is vital to define the omniscient point of view. The omniscient point of view implies quite distanced perspective of the narration where the narrator remains beyond the general performance, tending to shift from one character to another, similarly from one place to another. In other words, omniscient means "all knowing" (Kendry). Frequently, that involves the attitude of the author, presented in the first person. In a significant number
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