The story is set in Paris and London before and after the French Revolution.
Lucie Manette finds out from Jarvis Lorry, a businessman who works for Tellson 's bank,
that her father who was imprisoned in France is still alive. She goes with Mr. Lorry to
Paris and brings her father back to England. Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat, leaves
behind his aristocratic life and makes a decision of moving to England. Darnay is arrested
and accused of being a French spy, but was saved by two lawyers, Carton and Mr. Stryer.
Lucie and Darnay fall in love with each other and get married, while Carton secretly still
loves her. Madame Defarge and her husband lead the uproar of revolution all over
France. Darnay’s servant writes him a letter asking to be saved as Darnay had promised
he would. As Darnay goes to France to save him, the revolutionaries arrest him and put
him in prison for being an aristocrat. Dr. Manette reasons with the people to let Darnay
out of prison, but Darnay was charged again the same day and found guilty. Carton risks
his life to save him, proving his promise to Lucie that he would do anything to make her
happy. By doing this Carton proves that his love was true for Lucie.
Lucie Manette: beautiful, kind, compassionate, caring
Charles Darnay: high class, rebel, intelligent, loving
Sydney Carton: apathetic, motivated, trustworthy, honest
What is Dickens’s attitude toward the French Revolution? Does he sympathize