A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens Essay

1253 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
Often in life, people will say that every human is a bit of good and a bit of bad. This does not seem true with the all of the characters in the famously acclaimed book A Tale of Two Cities. The author Charles Dickens places the setting of this story right in the middle of the French Revolution in the late 1700s. In this Historical Fiction novel, it take place in the starvation-infested cities of London, England as well as Paris, France.
The novel begins with Jerry Cruncher delivering an urgent note to Jarvis Lorry informing her to wait at Dover for a young woman named Lucie Manette who to inform her that her father is alive. Lucie meets her father who has been driven mad being locked up in the Bastille for the previous 18 years and has become obsessed with making shoes. The novel then skips to the year 1780 where a man named Charles Darnay is tried for treason against the England for passing information to France: He is eventually acquitted by the jury due to Sydney Carton’s convincing reasoning. The novel then shifts to France where Marquis Evrémonde is racing through the streets on his carriage taking delight in the shock and horror of those in his path before he runs over and ends the life of a small child. When Marquis returns home to greet his nephew Charles Darnay, Charles is outraged by the way his family treats the lower class and renounces himself from the name of Evrémonde before returning to England without the knowledge of Marquis being murdered that night. A…

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