Dr.Manette spent eighteen years "in secret" as a hostage in the Bastille before the French Revolution. He was held as a prisoner because in the course of his medical practice he learns of corrupt activities that were committed by two members of the aristocratic Evrémonde family.
Everyone agrees that Dr.Manette remained imprisoned for eighteen years, but some people genuinely believe that he was "recalled to life," and few think that he was not "recalled to life." Dr. Alexandre Manette was "recalled to life" for five reasons; Lucie Manette has found her father. Dr.Manette lacked physical and mental strength, in the beginning. He recovered over the years and had returned to his old life and comfort, and the author/narrator apparently thinks highly of Dr.Alexandre Manette.
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Alexandre Manette was "recalled to life" in book 1 chapter 6 he appeared to be a weak old and unstable man after eighteen years of imprisonment. When Mr.Lorry and Lucie found him on a shoe cobbler's bench, he was asked if he recognized Mr.Lorry from years ago and if he can recall his name. Dr.Manette did not remember the banker and referred to him as "One Hundred and Five, North Tower." Which seemed to be a repetitive answer from Dr.Manette, it was apparent the author wanted this character to appear unstable and solely be able to focus on one task only. Manette was recalled to life, but just over