Tale Of Two Cities Diction Analysis

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To begin, some diction used throughout A Tale of Two Cities can be portrayed as satire as an attempt by Dickens to make fun of the corrupt nature of the aristocrats to further prove how corruption can cause a revolution. Dickens utilizes satirical diction and descriptions to showcase the useless hierarchy of France and it is evident that Dickens feels strong hatred towards the aristocracy by describing them in sardonic ways. An example of the ironic uselessness of the hierarchy is shown in the description of the Monseigneur: “Yes it (the consumption of his chocolate) took four men, all four a-blaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket.” (Dickens, 107) This description…show more content…
War is a dreadful topic with many opinions surrounding the debate that comes with war. Some may feel that war is necessary for change, while others may completely disagree and view war as frightful, horrid, and corrupt. In A Tale of Two Cities, it really was considered the worst of times due to the war known as the French Revolution which Dickens used as his topic of the book. It is very obvious throughout the book that Dickens is a strong proponent to the revolution and supports revolution immensely. Furthermore, Charles Dickens is a proponent of the political and social revolution by supporting the idea that corruption and wrongful injustice of the people can lead to a revolution and this is proven throughout A Tale of Two Cities through the use of satirical diction to represent the corrupt behavior of the aristocrats and symbols as well as repetition to represent the injustice of the
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