Essay on Charles Dickens ' The Revolution

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Back in France, the Revolution had begun to take its tole, Dickens conveys how the forever foreboding notion of death of cared ones will force Darnay’s life into a, once again, underdog position because of the common folk. Darnay is Darney begins traveling after receiving a letter from Gabelle, a tax collector who help get Darnay’s papers to go to England. He says how he will “lose himself” , meaning he will be beheaded for being a tax collector, and that he calls for Darnay’s “generous help”(200; Bk 2, Ch 24). Feeling responsible for his old servant Darnay virtuously decides to go to France to settle the problem but despite his journey there to save someone he cares about he ends up in trouble himself. He wasn’t up to date with the actions of his homeland and ending up causing more trouble and strain for his family back in England. Dickens has created a fallen hero out of Darnay, the wistful waiting of his family and friends who are attempting to aid him indicate that he is a beloved character that people are willing to risk their lives to help, even is there intentions are not one and the same. Dickens gives way to love of family and friends in this novel, because to love and to be loved by those around you during difficult times, such as the dark desolate work of the French Revolution, where everyone else is presumed to be an enemy displays a rare trust the most positive hero archetype that is Darnay.
Dickens created two protagonists, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton,…

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