Tale Of Two Cities Duality Analysis

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A Tale of Two Cities has a famous opening sentence that introduces the all-around universal approach of this book, the French revolution and the drama illustrated within. At the beginning, the novel starts by presenting a series of events that will later on shape the lives of the characters. Initially, by only reading the first paragraph, you will notice how Dickens begins by developing the central theme of duality. So far, he pairs contrasting concepts such as the “best” and “worst” of times, “light” and “darkness”, “hope and “despair”. Likewise, reflecting the images of right and wrong, good and bad, happy and sad; all of these will recur in the characters and in situations throughout the novel. The setting of the story is both England and France in the year 1775, which embodies the concept of…show more content…
The breaking point of this was a riotous rebellion, that secretly moved toward revolution. Meanwhile, in England at this time, people payed more attention to spiritualist and the supernatural. This book is understanding to the overthrow of French aristocracy yet highly critical for what followed, the reign of terror. As our novel starts, a businessman-like British gentleman makes his way into the heart of Paris. Presently, he’s on a very uncomfortable mission, unsettling enough to make a businessman almost cry. To clarify, this was because many years ago, a French doctor was taken to prison with no reason whatsoever, and then again without any explanation, he was released. This doctor, Dr. Manette, decided to stay with his old servant, Ernst Defarge. Presently, Mr, Lorry(the businessman) is on a mission to take the doctor back to England to live with his daughter; which had just found out that her father was alive and well. Despite the fact that he was released from prison, the doctor was a broken man. He seemed doomed to live a pitiful
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