Allegory In Charles Dickens's A Tale Of Two Cities

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Revenge is a confession of pain. —Latin Proverb We sometimes think that war is a fight between the good and the bad. The thing is that at some point during the war, the rationality that was once behind it if any is lost leading to a period of complete anarchy where people fight without knowing why. “It is true what Madame says,” observed Jacques Three. “Why stop? There is great force in that. Why stop?” “Well, well,” reasoned Defarge, “but one must stop somewhere. After all, the question is still where?” “At extermination,” said Madame. (A Tale of Two Cities, p337-Collins classics) Hunger, anger, rage, revenge, extermination and justice! That was the reality of 1775 in France. The peasants became beggars and were more than sick and tired of the situation they were facing at that time. They were dictated by the Monarchy, the Nobles and the Catholic Church who indulged them with heavy taxes; no proper land to grow crops; no freedom of actions nor words, basically nothing. Left in agony they got nothing except a heart filled with remorse and vengeance to keep them warm during cold nights. The peasants wanted…show more content…
Dark (1999) argues that ‘Dickens was a democrate who loved the poor and understood them, and it was natural that he should have regarded the road mender whom he would have loved, and not the philosopher who would have bored him to dead as the revolution drama’. He is referred as not only a humanistic novelist but also as a humanitarian in real life, for instance, he gives his support for the abolition of slavery in USA (Harper Collins, 2010). This support of those in need coupled with the events of his life especially the imprisonment of his father, can be seen as important contributors to the realist element of the novel and at the same time a true depiction of the Victorian
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