Analysis Of ' Madame Defarge And Lucie Manette ' Essay

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Madame Defarge and Lucie Manette are portrayed differently in the way they handle their families being wronged in the past, because this difference makes them into the character they are in the story. On one hand, when Dr. Manette was released from prison, Lucie wastes no time trying to make up for the lost time with her father. From the moment she sees her father, she is tender, loving, and caring toward him in trying to help him. She shows these feelings toward her father when she says, “O, sir, at another time you shall know my name, and who my mother was, and who my father, and how I never knew their hard, hard, history. But I cannot tell you at this time, and I cannot tell you here. All I may tell you, here and now, is, that I pray to you to touch me and bless me. Kiss me, kiss me! O my dear, my dear!” (Dickens 46). This shows that she knows he is not ready or in the right state of mind to know who she is or what happened to him, but she will not give up on him and will tell him eventually. Lucie as a character is loving, caring, and tender toward each person she meets, such as Charles, Sydney, and Mr. Lorry. On the other hand, Madame Defarge took the pain of losing her brother and sister and turned it into a hatred for the aristocrats of the French government. She makes this very clear when she says “Defarge, I was brought up among the fisherman of the sea-shore, and that peasant-family so injured by the two Evrémonde brothers, as that Bastille paper describes, is my…

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