The Sacrifice In A Tale Of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities, written by the famed Charles Dickens, features a variety of characters that play pivotal roles toward plot development, ultimately ending with Sydney Carton’s brave sacrifice out of love for the Manette family, but more specifically Lucie and her child. While Carton may not have seemed charismatic on the surface, his love, devotion, and attempts to remain close to Lucie enabled him capable of such a heroic act. Carton’s love toward Lucie, despite knowing she likely did not feel mutually, was no secret. In order to express himself, Carton explains his fondness toward her, requesting that she “[return] the love of the man [she] see before [her]” (Dickens 157). Lucie, although full well she cannot take upon this request,
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