Theme Of Love In A Tale Of Two Cities

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Love is one of the most powerful and influential things in the world. It can have a positive impact on the lives of anyone who receives it. A major motif in A Tale of Two Cities is the power of love. More specifically, Dickens expresses the way love has the power to comfort, heal, and redeem. First, love is able to comfort many characters in times of doubt. Throughout the book, Lucie worries about her father, but he always reassures her that he is well. For instance, Lucie worries that her father might not be happy about her marriage to Charles Darnay. Her father comforts her by stating, “My future is far brighter, Lucie, seen through your marriage, than it could have been—nay, than it ever was—without it"(193). Mr. Lorry and Miss Pross also comfort Lucie out of great care and loyalty to her and her family. Before she leaves, Lucie worries about her father once again. Mr. Lorry assures her, “You leave your good father, my dear, in hands as earnest and as loving as your own; he shall be taken every conceivable care of” (199). Lucie is comforted by many characters, but she also comforts others. For example, every day that her husband is imprisoned, she stands outside for two hours so he can see her through a window. Her love for him is so great that she stands there “In all weathers, in the snow and frost of winter, in the bitter winds of spring, in the hot sunshine of summer, in the rains of autumn, and again in the snow and frost of winter”(287). Even though she can’t see
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