Sydney Caron: A Tale Of Two Cities

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"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." This quote is the last words of Sydney Carton before his execution (or what the seamstress thought he would have said). Carton is an attorney that works with a lawyer called Stryver to help Charles Darnay, a guy that is accused of treason. He not only saves Charles Darnay as a lawyer, but also gives up his life as an individual man to save Darnay for his loved one. He was sloppy, insolent, alcoholic, and negative. He was a loser and a drunkard. He is intelligent, humble, loving, and self-sacrificing. Carton is a hero. A Tale of Two Cities is a story about a flawed man that had no interest in himself, others, and the world, changing into a hero through his journey on the road to the guillotine. Carton starts out in the novel as an alcoholic attorney that lacks self-confidence. He says, “I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.” Although he is very clever and does great work for his partner Stryver, he has no interest in himself, and gives all the glory that he could have received to Stryver. He wastes his skills and intelligence on drinking. Carton thought that he himself was a waste, and had no hope in his…show more content…
Carton started out as a flawed man that cares about nothing, and thought nothing cares about him too. However he changes into a caring and loving man after he encounters Lucie. His road of life is filled with his love for her, and he will end this road for her loved one. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” He could not win his love from Lucie; however, will be loved by the readers forever. Carton is definitely a round, dynamic, and one of the most heroic characters in all the novels in this
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