Differences And Similarities Between Jesus And Carton

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Just like Jesus sacrificed himself and put himself before others to save humanity from sin, Carton took Charles Darnay’s spot so the guillotine could behead him just so Darnay could be with his wife and child again. Carton and Jesus are most alike in that they both sacrificed themselves for either a whole civilization or just one line of a family. Before he dies Carton says, “‘I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which I shall see no more’” (442; bk. 3, ch. 15). Carton knows how scary it would be to die from a guillotine but he makes a promise to Lucie that he wills always make her happy even if that means dying for her or for her husband. When Jesus was carrying the cross, he
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