Essay Comparing Hossein And Sydney Carton

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Christian author C.S. Lewis once spoke, “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.” For most who believe, it rings true that in searching and accepting God, one undergoes a transformation. In this belief, one can overcome internal and external mountains in clinging to the truth of God they hold to be true. It is not necessary for one to believe in God in order to see the life change that can occur in others who let God take control of their lives. Literary authors Khaled Hosseini and Charles Dickens use religious allusions in order to develop characters who reveal the theme that in desperate times, leaning on God or a higher power can bring about resolution and change in one’s character after times of self deprecation. To commence, both characters, Amir and Sydney Carton, struggle throughout their lives to accept the ways they have lived and things they have or have not done. Sydney Carton specifically deals with self doubt and extreme lack of self confidence as he hopelessly pines after Lucie Manette. He compares himself to Lucie’s real love interest Darnay, saying, “Do you particularly like the man? Why should you particularly like a man who…show more content…
Characters Amir and Sydney Carton both undergo a transformation as they each find their God. These changes are displayed throughout the novel as the characters are able to let go of their past and previous views of themself. Amir is able to let go of his cowardice and guilt and Carton releases his self doubt as they each begin to understand their purpose as they cling to a higher power. Solutions tried previously simply do not succeed until they find God through their desperation. Have you ever thought, what are your solutions? Are they

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