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Charles Darnay
a French aristocrat by birth; chooses to live in England because he cannot bear to be associated with the cruel injustices of the French social system; rejects the snobbish and cruel values of his uncle, the Marquis Evrémonde; reveals to Doctor Manette his true identity as a member of the Evrémonde family; decides to return to Paris at great personal risk to save the imprisoned Gabelle
Sydney Carton
an insolent, indifferent, and alcoholic attorney who works with Stryver; has no real prospects in life and doesn’t seem to be in pursuit of any; loves Lucie
Doctor Manette
Lucie’s father and a brilliant physician; spent eighteen years as a prisoner in the Bastille; at the start of the novel, Manette does nothing but make shoes, a hobby that he adopted to distract himself from the tortures of prison; a kind, loving father who prizes his daughter’s happiness above all things
Lucie Manette
: A young French woman who grew up in England; was raised as a ward of Tellson’s Bank because her parents were assumed dead; her love has the power to bind her family together; referred to as “the golden thread”
Monseieur Defarge
a wine-shop owner and revolutionary in the poor Saint Antoine section of Paris; formerly worked as a servant for Doctor Manette; an intelligent and committed revolutionary; a natural leader; remains dedicated to bringing about a better society at any cost; demonstrates kindness toward Manette
Madame Defarge
a cruel revolutionary whose hatred of the aristocracy fuels her tireless crusade; knits a register of everyone who must die for the revolutionary cause; proves unrelentingly blood-thirsty, and her lust for vengeance knows no bounds
Jarvis Lorry
an elderly businessman who works for Tellson’s Bank; has a strong moral sense and a good, honest heart; proves to be trustworthy and loyal; Doctor Manette and Lucie value him as a personal friend
Jerry Cruncher
an odd-job-man for Tellson’s Bank; gruff, short-tempered, superstitious, and uneducated; supplements his income by working as a “Resurrection-Man,” one who digs up dead bodies and sells them to scientists
Miss Pross
the servant who raised Lucie; brusque, tough, and fiercely loyal to her mistress; personifies order and loyalty; provides the perfect foil to Madame Defarge, who epitomizes the violent chaos of the revolution
Marquis Evermonde
Charles Darnay’s uncle; a French aristocrat who embodies an inhumanly cruel caste system; shows absolutely no regard for human life and wishes that the peasants of the world would be exterminated
Mr. Stryver
: an ambitious lawyer; dreams of climbing the social ladder; bombastic, proud, and foolish
John Basard
a British spy who swears that patriotism is his only motive; falsely claims to be a man of virtue of upstanding reputation
Roger Cly
a British spy who swears that patriotism alone inspires all of his actions; feigns honesty but in fact constantly participates in conniving schemes
Gabelle
the man charged with keeping up the Evrémonde estate after the Marquis’s death; imprisoned by the revolutionaries