A Tale Of Two Cities By Charles Dickens Essay

1922 Words Mar 10th, 2015 8 Pages
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ knew exactly what his mission was on Earth. He could have saved his life and still have made a difference, but he chose to die and make a bigger difference. Throughout the book, A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the theme of sacrifice is used to ask readers what they would give up for someone they cherish. Sydney Carton’s self-sacrifice makes him a Christ-like figure in the novel because he also chose to die in order to impact the world and make a bigger difference. Sacrifice is made throughout the novel to strengthen the bonds between characters. Dr. Manette, Mr. Lorry, Miss Pross, and Sydney Carton all want to protect Lucie, although each character contributes differently, some sacrifices, such as Carton’s will have a lasting influence for the future generations.
Dr Manette goes through great lengths sacrificing himself for social justice, for his loved ones, and allows his shoe-making bench to be taken from him. Manette chose to write a letter against the cruelty and brutality of the Evremonde family. Dr Manette attempted to sacrifice himself in order to speak out and bring the criminals, the Evremonde brothers, to justice. However this sacrifice led to eighteen years of imprisonent for Manette, he exclaims “ I was brought here, I was brought to my living grave.”(3.10.344) Although Doctor Manette’s audacious and valiant quality ends him up in prison, it also proves that he is ready to take risks, no matter what the…

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