Theme Of Sacrifice In A Tale Of Two Cities

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In A Tale of Two Cities there are many themes that are portrayed throughout the novel. It is very difficult to rate themes from most important to least important. Especially using the themes Love, revenge, sacrifice and justice. If I had to, I would put them in the order of sacrifice, love, revenge and then justice.

1. Sacrifice
In A Tale of Two Cities the theme sacrifice is repeated many times throughout the novel. Starting in the beginning of the novel, Dr. Manette sacrifices himself by writing the letter trying to inform the minister of the state the situation he had experienced. Not knowing that he was putting himself in great danger. Because of the letter he was put in prison for eighteen years. Charles also sacrifices his family name and legacy to live a normal life away from the awful actions of his family. The commoners in France are willing to sacrifice their lives, in order to fight the
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She strongly feels that they took her family, so she will take theirs. Even after Madame Defarge finds out Charles is an Evermonde and is married to Lucie, she is eager to kill him, his wife and their child. It didn’t matter that her husband was close to Dr. Manette, she was determined to get her way. Even if it meant going behind her husbands back. Nothing could stop her. Madame Defarge was one leader in the revolution, hoping to kill as many nobles as she could. She would get joy watching the guillotine kill people. “It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live”. (372) Madame Defarge went to great lengths to make sure Charles and Lucie were killed. Which cost her, her life without taking
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